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Challenges and rewards of being a peer reviewer

Overcoming her initial doubts, Elizabeth Wake became a regular reviewer for a professional journal and now relishes this important and rewarding role.
Peer reviewer

Overcoming her initial doubts, Elizabeth Wake became a regular reviewer for a professional journal and now relishes this important and rewarding role

When it comes to new work opportunities, my motto has always been ‘just say yes’. This has led me to many fantastic opportunities and experiences, including reviewing for professional journals.

When I first agreed to act as a peer reviewer, I felt excited and honoured at being asked, but I also doubted my ability to perform this role successfully. How could I be sure that what I thought about the article was right? Would I be able to present my thoughts well?

Luckily for me, I had an amazing mentor who guided me through the process. This experience led me to apply successfully to become a regular reviewer for Nurse Researcher journal.

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