Supporting students and developing tomorrow’s scholars

We have had a busy couple of weeks for visitors in SAGE.  A number of our existing and new society partners have been to Thousand Oaks to meet with a wide range of SAGE staff.  We always learn something new from these visits and one of our partners explained how they encourage and help to develop students in their community.  They add a category of student reviewer to their reviewer database and regularly invite two traditional reviewers for an article and then add a student reviewer.  Once all the reviews are submitted the student is sent confidential feedback on their review to help them develop their scholarship.

This seemed to me to be an exciting and enterprising way to encourage young scholars to engage with the publishing process.  I wondered if other journals have tried similar initiatives to support their communities.

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