Workshop: Learning the science of peer reviewing as a publishing ethics obligation

Organizers: Forum for Medical Ethics Society and Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
Date and Time: June 3 and 4, 2017 | 10 am – 6 pm
Venue: University of Mumbai, Kalina campus,

Course objectives:

  1. To appreciating the significance of peer review to scientific publishing and publication ethics in health, social sciences, and law;
  2. To share insights into types of peer review and best practices in peer review; and
  3. To increase awareness of peer review guidelines and its importance for decision making in journal publication.


  1. Dr Peush Sahni, Editor, National Medical Journal of India, and Editorial Board member of IJME;
  2. Dr Mala Ramanathan. Working Editor, IJME and Professor, Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies (AMCHSS), Thiruvananthapuram;
  3. Advocates Veena Johari;
  4. Monica Sakhrani, Human Rights activists;
  5. Dr Vijayaprasad Gopichandran, Working Editor, IJME and Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health, ESIC Medical College, Chennai; and
  6. Dr Sunita VS Bandewar, Sr Public Health Researcher, and General Secretary, FMES.

Course participants: Health researchers from NGOs and academic institutes and post graduate students from academic institutes in Mumbai and Pune