Elsevier for reviewers
Reviewers play an essential part in science and in scholarly publishing
- 'How to Review a Manuscript' webcasts
- 'A 20:20 Vision on the Future of Peer Review' webinar
- Further resources
For more than 300 years, scientists and scholars have relied upon peer review to validate research, engage other specialists in the support of submitted work, and increase networking possibilities within specific specialist communities.
Although in recent years the peer review process has attracted some criticism, it remains the only widely accepted method for research validation and a cornerstone of the scientific publishing process.Elsevier, like most scientific publishing companies, relies on effective peer review processes to uphold not only the quality and validity of individual articles, but also the overall integrity of the journals we publish.
Check out the latest issue of our Reviewers' Update: Information on developments in peer review, the Elsevier submission & peer review system and other ways to support reviewers in their important task to safeguard the scientific quality of journals.
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'How to Review a Manuscript' webcasts series
In the "How to Review a Manuscript" series, we talk about the peer review process, how to review a manuscript and what criteria a reviewer uses. Each webcast lasts up to 13 minutes.
How to Review a Manuscript # 01 – Peer review. Tips for Reviewers including: the background of peer review and the peer review process, its purpose, why you should review and the time it takes to review.
How to Review a Manuscript # 02 – The Reviewing process. Tips for Reviewers including: issues to review, presentation of the paper, how to write comments to Editors and authors, what oversight a reviewer provides, the review process in steps, and what criteria a reviewer needs for assessment.
How to Review a Manuscript # 03 – Reviewer's role. Tips for Reviewers including: a detailed description of what a reviewer needs to check in each section of the manuscript-- Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion, Figures, etc. and the Editor’s view on what makes a good reviewer.
'A 20:20 Vision on the Future of Peer Review' webinar
- Philippe Terheggen, Senior Vice President S&T Journals (Elsevier)
- Adrian Mulligan, Associate Director of Research (Elsevier)
- Dr. Michael Curtis, Editor in Chief of the Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
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Most reviewers are authors, researchers, or sometimes editors in their own right. The peer review process allows these authors and editors an opportunity to use and develop their own expertise in a number of significant ways.
Guide for Authors
Many of our journals' Guide for Authors contain information about the peer review policy and have important information on aims and scope of the journal, which will be useful for reviewers.Find your journal's Guide for Authors in our Alphabetical Journal Listings.