Coming to the BES Annual Meeting? Planning to submit a paper to a BES journal? Then you should sign up for the Speed Review Session on Thursday 12 December! (sign-up sheets will be on the BES Stand in the Exhibition Hall.) Find out more about this session below.

What is a Speed Review Session?


Essentially, Speed Review is a chance for you to get a Senior Editor’s opinion on your manuscript. All you need to do is sign-up and bring along a figure or a key finding from your research to centre the discussion on. Each session will be limited to five minutes, so try to have a succinct summary of your manuscript ready as well. The Editor you speak to will let you know what they think of your paper and try to give you some advice about any areas to highlight or any potential concerns that they might have about it. 

When/Where Will the Speed Review Session be?

The Speed Review Session will be during the Poster Session on the second day of the BES Annual Meeting (Thursday 12 December). It will run from 17:30 until 18:30, so you’ll still have time to see the posters that day as well. The session will finish in plenty of time for you to get to the LGBT+ Mixer and/or the Conference Dinner.

We’ll have a table set up for each journal by the BES activities stand in the Exhibition Hall. People who have signed up will be asked to come to that stand to meet an Editor from their chosen journal. There may be a wait, but everyone who signs up will have the chance to talk to an Editor.

How Can I Get Involved?

The sign-up sheets will be on the BES Stand from the beginning of the Welcome Mixer on Tuesday until the Speed Review session begins (or all the places are taken). Places are limited though, so make sure to sign-up as soon as possible.

Please note, you must sign-up at the BES Stand if you want to take part in the Speed Review Session. Checking in for the event on the conference app does not count as signing up.