Reviewers mentorship program

As publishers in Elsevier we want to:

This program aims to extend the help given to reviewers during workshops by also giving some coaching and direct feedback on the reports that the trainees have submitted. 

The Reviewer Mentoring Programme consists of two parts:

Before the workshop, trainees must:

It is important that the trainees review a manuscript that is both controversial and in their area of expertise. During the workshop an introduction on reviewing is given, followed by a discussion of the review and the original ‘fate’ of the paper (reviews and the final article, if accepted for publication) is disclosed.

After the workshop:

Trainees are invited through the system to review at least two manuscripts within a given timeframe. Each trainee is supported by a mentor who discusses the reviews with the trainee and gives feedback and guidance. The mentor finally decides when a trainee has gained enough experience to review live manuscripts. 

After the programme, each trainee receives a certificate of participation from Elsevier.

As a reviewer you should familiarize yourself with the Guide for Authors of the journal.