How to lead a journal club

Getting together to discuss a published paper is a classic way of keeping on top of the literature and training students how to read it.

During my postgraduate studies I went to a journal club every week organised by my PhD supervisor. It was here that I learned how to read a scientific paper, and gained confidence in critiquing published studies. Now I run a journal club for my MSc students, and sometimes (but not often enough!) for my PhD students. Here are some tips I give my students before they lead a journal club meeting.

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