Issue 19 - May 2014
Welcome to Issue 19 of Reviewers' Update. In this edition, we hear from Harvard Professor, Raj Chetty, about the results of a reviewer experiment. We also learn about a new form of peer review for a new manuscript format - microarticles. And we take a look at the Your Paper, Your Way project and what it means for reviewers. Finally, you can learn more about a project to reassess reviewer and author revision times and discover how Mendeley interactive groups could be used to support peer review.
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How small changes can influence reviewer behavior
How peer review is evolving to meet new article formats
A new kind of article is becoming increasingly popular on the publishing scene – microarticles. This has offered the opportunity to rethink the traditional peer-review process. Read more...
Your Paper, Your Way and the reviewing process
Learn more about the Your Paper, Your Way initiative - which has now been rolled out to more than 500 Elsevier journals - and what it means for reviewers. Read more...
Establishing new revision times for Elsevier journals
Sometimes, even simple things can make a big difference. An Elsevier project designed to reassess reviewer and revision times is large-scale, involving 1,100 journals. Yet we are focused on one small aspect: optimizing the deadlines we give authors and reviewers. Read more...
Experimenting with the peer-review process via Mendeley
Reviewer profile – Dr. Sudesh Bekal
Dr. Bekal has authored many peer-reviewed papers and has reviewed for, amongst others, Elsevier's multi-disciplinary Energy journal. He was one of the first in his region to develop technology for using inedible oil in IC engines and these days he is involved in research in the area of solar and wind energy. Read more...