Your role as a reviewer matters. The process of assessing manuscripts is crucial in making sure that the scientific record is accurate, trustworthy and of high quality. It’s an integral part of getting great science into the world. We recognise the important role of our peer reviewers, offering support and recognition to every member of our network.
Peer review is the process of having manuscripts assessed by active researchers in a relevant field. It usually involves at least two or three reviewers who can offer suggestions to improve a manuscript and recommend accepting or rejecting it for publication.
At the 91AV, we offer a few peer review models, including:
There are many benefits to joining our peer review network. Read on to learn more about your potential and how to apply.
Give back to the community
However you work with chemistry, you belong to our global community of chemical scientists. Becoming a peer reviewer allows you to give back to the community that has helped you along the way.
Build your reputation
Peer reviewers are seen as experts in their fields who can give valuable opinions on the current literature. Joining our network demonstrates to others that your opinion is well-regarded and respected.
Unlock new opportunities
Reviewing submissions for a journal is a chance for you to develop your career. This experience could lead to new opportunities like joining an editorial or advisory board.
Strengthen your knowledge
By assessing new submissions, you naturally become aware of new research in your subject area. It is a chance for you to stay up to date with current developments.
Whether you are thinking about joining our network, or you already review for us, we have a range of resources and guidance to help you. We have broken it down into sections, so you can find the right support easily.
We highlight our outstanding reviewers annually, based on the number, timeliness and quality of reports completed over that year. Each receives a certificate in recognition of their contribution.
Track and boost your impact
Your knowledge and expertise deserve credit. Find out how to achieve this with the Web of Science reviewer recognition service.
Simply opt in via our submission system the next time you review for us and receive recognition for your reviews. Your contributions will be automatically linked to your Web of Science account, so you can continue to record and measure your peer review output.