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The Importance of Peer Review

What is peer review, why is it important, and how can you get involved?

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This SPE Live discusses peer review and its importance for petroleum engineering research. Join executive editors for SPE’s peer-reviewed journals as they discuss the peer-review process, why it matters, and how you can get involved as an author or technical reviewer.


  • Birol Dindoruk, University of Houston, editor-in-chief for SPE Journal
  • Barkim Demirdal, Canadian Natural Resources Limited, executive editor for SPE Drilling & Completion

Moderated by:

  • Bryan Hibbard, journal editorial and production manager–technical publications

This video was first presented as an SPE Live event. More SPE Live videos can be found on the SPE Energy Stream.