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Workshop for JKCD Reviewers

A workshop of on scholarly peer review was conducted today at Khyber College of Dentistry for the Reviewers of Journal of Khyber College of Dentistry (JKCD). All senior faculty members along with Dean KCD, Prof. Dr. Ghulam Rasool and Associate Dean Research Prof. Dr. Dila Baz attended the workshop. The aim was to strengthen the capacity of JKCD reviewers, reduce response time from them and to enrich the linkage between editorial board and reviewers. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sultan Zeb introduced and discussed key concepts of peer review, requirements and its present status in our setup. Asst. Prof. Dr. Basheer Rehman, being a managing editor of JKCD, presented his views an experiences related to JKCD. Guest speaker was Prof. Dr. Babar Ahad (Community Dentistry – SBDC) who exquisitely emphasized on his idea “be polite, yet honest”. Asst. Prof. Farhad Ali talked about STROBE guidelines and shared some interesting methods for reviewing an article. Workshop ended with some very fruitful exchange of thoughts among reviewers and facilitators.

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