Reviewers' Update

Issue 18 - March 2014

reviewersupdate_resizedIn this first issue of 2014, Dr. Brian Lucey, Professor of Finance, Trinity College, Dublin gives his ten tips on undertaking academic peer review for journals and  Elsevier's director of publishing innovation talks about various pilots testing new approaches to peer review. We also have contributions covering Elsevier's article transfer service, developments on the Elsevier Editorial System, the launch of a new Elsevier app called Research Highlights and the Ask for Evidence campaign, launched by Sense about Science.

Ten tips from an editor on undertaking academic peer review for journals

Dr. Brian LuceyHow to do a decent peer review for an academic journal is one that is part of the craft of being an academic. But, there is a gap in the literature and thus on guidance as to undertaking peer review. Read more...

How Elsevier’s Article Transfer Service can reduce the burden on reviewers

Article Transfer ServicesElsevier's Article Transfer Service (ATS) was launched in May 2011 with an initial pilot of around 15 journals. The idea behind ATS was to introduce the concept of a big family of related journals... Read more...

How we can better support and recognize reviewers

Scientists are increasingly busy and often find it difficult to free up time to do reviews. We also know that finding, retaining and rewarding reviewers are long-term pain points for editors. At the same time, new approaches to peer review are being developed… Read more...

My EES Hub now available on the Elsevier Editorial System

Wouldn't it be great to log into the Elsevier Editorial System (EES) and view all your pending actions across different journal accounts linked to your consolidated profile, and even switch between accounts without logging out of one journal and logging into another? Read more...

Sense about Science – Ask for Evidence campaign

Since 2006 Elsevier has supported Sense About Science's work to promote peer review amongst policy makers, journalists, social influencers and civic organizations in the UK and – lately – in the US and around the world. Read more...

Launch of Research Highlights a new multi-publisher mobile app

Research Highlights appResearch Highlights is a new, free app which allows researchers to track critical search terms across more than 20,000 peer reviewed journals from hundreds of publishers.  Read more...

Reviewer profile - Dr. Roger Purchas

Dr. Roger PurchasIn this issue of Reviewers' Update we meet Dr. Roger Purchas who grew up on a farm in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand and has a PhD in Food Science.  His research activity has focused on the interface between the on-farm aspects of meat production from a range of animal species, and the quality of the carcasses and meat produced. Read more...

Reviewer opinion poll

When reviewing, how do you do usually read the article and provide your comments?

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Results from Opinion Poll - Issue 17
A streamlined peer review process is being piloted by several Elsevier journals.  As a reviewer, would you like to see more journals adopting a streamlined review process?Results as of 6 March 2014

Yes No I don't have an opinion
83.40% 8.30% 8.30%
211 responses 21 responses 21 responses