Welcome to our eleventh issue - July 2012
As I step into Andrea’s shoes with my first issue as Editor-in-Chief I hope to be able to follow in her footsteps and further establish Reviewers’ Update as the newsletter where reviewers can seek guidance and support during peer review. A place where you can be confident that we are interested in hearing your feedback and listen to your concerns, and where I can invite my colleagues here at Elsevier to share their news around projects, events, research and innovations of interest to you, as reviewers.
In our first article “Refereeing Behavior and the Determinants of Altruism” the Editors of the Journal of Public Economics talk about an innovative experiment they have conducted yielding new insights into refereeing behaviour. “Early Career Researchers Share their Thoughts on the Future” takes a closer look at the younger generation of academics; our authors, reviewers and editors of tomorrow and they openly discuss a range of topics, from how they like to be communicated with to their concerns over access to funding. In “Planned 2012 Innovations Promise an Easier-to-Use EES” Edward O’Breen talks about planned 2012 innovations to EES (Elsevier Editorial System) and the roll out of Evise, the next generation online submission and peer-review system Elsevier is in the process of developing. And lastly, we meet Iouli Gordon, a Physicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, who shares some of his reviewer experience with us.
I would like to sincerely thank those of you who support this newsletter by sending in your feedback and comments and encourage you to contact me with ideas about what you would like to see included in future issues.
I hope you enjoy this issue.