Become a peer reviewer for the Genetics Society of America

Sign up for the GSA Journals Peer Review Training Program and unlock a world of opportunities. Peer reviewers are vital to science, but early career scientists in our field rarely receive formal training in how to be a good reviewer.

Early career scientists from anywhere in the world are encouraged to apply. We particularly welcome applications from members who lack opportunities to receive peer review training in their home labs or departments.
Apply Today

“It’s been an amazing experience to be part of the Peer Review Training Program! I’ve learned how to think critically from a reviewer’s perspective, which, at the same time, has benefited me in my own writing!” – Jingxian Chen

By participating in peer review training, you will gain valuable knowledge and insights on how to evaluate scientific manuscripts effectively.

Apply before: August 31, 2023, 11:59 p.m. EDT

GSA membership is not required to apply. If accepted into the program you will be asked to confirm GSA membership for 2024 in January/February as the program orientations begin.

Program Details

To start your application, click here.

You will need to have the following materials ready:

Your primary section of expertise selected. For the 2023 application cycle the program is open for applications to the following sections:

  • Cellular Genetics
  • Computational Resources, Software, and Databases
  • Empirical Population and Evolutionary Genetics
  • Experimental Technologies and Resources
  • Gene Expression
  • Genetics of Complex Traits
  • Genome Integrity and Transmission
  • Genome and Systems Biology
  • Molecular Genetics of Development
  • Neurogenetics and Behavior
  • Statistical Genetics and Genomics
  • Theoretical Population and Evolutionary Genetics

An explanation of why you are interested in the program (maximum 250 words)

A short description of prior experience in scientific reviewing (maximum 250 words)

A current CV, including publication list (PDF, DOC, or DOCX file)

An abstract from one of your publications (PDF, DOC, or DOCX file)

Questions or Technical Issues? Email
© 2023 – Genetics Society of America |