Becoming a Great Reviewer: Increase Your Professional Network and Enhance Research Skills

Becoming a Great Reviewer: Increase Your Professional Network and Enhance Research Skills

January 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern





Speakers: Karen Chapman-Novakofski, PhD, RD University of Illinois; Editor in Chief of JNEB; Bret Luick, PhD, University of Alaska; Associate Editor of JNEB; Julie Reeder, PhD, MPH, Oregon WIC; Associate Editor of JNEB; Madeleine Sigman-Grant, PhD, RD University of Nevada, emertiti; Associate Editor of JNEB; and Andrea Boccelli, Elsevier Publisher 

This webinar is a follow-up to the workshop held at SNEB’s 2017 annual conference and was developed in response to our reviewer surveys. Learning how to critically appraise and write a research paper review will be addressed through short scenarios and question/answer. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Will be able to explain what a ‘contribution to the literature means” and make decisions on recommendations for accept, revise, reject. 
  2. Will be able more confident in all reviews but especially able to write a comprehensive review of the Methods sections of a research article and revised manuscripts. 
  3. Will be able to contribute comments most useful to the editor in making decisions. 
  4. Will be able to explain why becoming a great reviewer will enhance their network and CV. 

SNEB Nutrition Educator Competencies

  • Nutrition Education Research Methods


Karen Chapman-Novakofski is a Professor of Nutrition at the University of Illinois. She has served as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior since 2007, and as an Associate Editor for the preceding 2 years. Karen has authored or co-authored 11 book chapters, over 100 peer-reviewed articles, and over 50 editorials. She serves as an ad hoc reviewer for 22 professional journals.

Dr. Bret Luick has been an associate editor with the JNEB since 2014, and served previously for 2 terms on the JNEB Board of Editors. Dr. Luick has been on the faculty at the University of Alaska Fairbanks since 1995, servings as an Extension Foods and Nutrition Specialist, where he ran the EFNEP program for a decade and started the SNAP-Ed program in Alaska. He has received numerous research awards from the NIH and the USDA addressing food safety, food security, and obesity prevention. Dr. Luick teaches non-credit outreach courses in foods and nutrition, as well as credit courses including wildlife nutrition, veterinary nutrition, general biology, and human anatomy and physiology.

Julie Reeder is the Senior Research Analyst for the Oregon WIC Program and has served as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior for five years. She has been a textbook Co-Editor and is currently working on writing two new textbook chapters. Julie reviews for 9 different journals as well as serving as a subject matter expert and reviewer on Federal Agency reports and position papers.

Dr. Sigman-Grant retired as a MCH and Nutrition Specialist and Professor with the University of Nevada Reno Cooperative Extension in 2015 after 17 years, prior to which she was an Associate Professor at Penn State University. In addition to serving on the 2017 Healthy Eating Research-Robert Wood Johnson’s Expert Committee for Infant and Toddler Feeding Guidelines, she served as Guest Editor for the JNEB WIC Breastfeeding Supplemental Issue Madeleine has worked with the NV Dept. of Health & Human Services, Division of Public and Behavioral Health as well as with the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine; National Institutes of Health; American Academy of Pediatrics; Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; and International Life Sciences Institute.  

Andrea Boccelli is a Publisher for Elsevier based in Philadelphia.  She has been with Elsevier for over 15 years and is responsible for the North American  journal portfolio for women’s health.

Attendees will earn 1 CPE from the Commission on Dietetic Registration. 

Cost: This webinar is free to all attendees.