Issue 9


Dear reader,

As we come to the end of another year, we can take the opportunity to reflect on all that has happened in 2011. What have we achieved? As researchers, teachers, students, or as reviewers? While reviewing may seem like a thankless job, I would urge you to reflect on the reasons that you review. I can assure you that at Elsevier, we are listening to your concerns and we are doing our best to help you with those issues that are closest to your heart. Read about the new Article Transfer Service that tries to help authors publish in the right journal and aims to relieve some of that increasing reviewer workload.

In Reviewing Statistics, Tony Brady gives some helpful suggestions on what you should be looking out for when reviewing conclusions made from data sets. If you are looking to work with the right people and find suitable collaborators for research and funding, then read about SciVal Experts and how it can support you in your search. Finally in this issue's Reviewer's Profile, we interview Jens Borken-Kleefeld who shares his thoughts and views on what it is like to be a reviewer.

Once again I would like to sincerely thank those of you who personally wrote to me with kind words of support and for your feedback and comments. If you have any ideas about what you would like to see included in future issues, please email me.

Thank you for the effort and expertise that you contribute to reviewing, without which it would be impossible to maintain the high standards of peer-reviewed journals. I hope you enjoy this issue.

Kind regards,

Dr Andrea Hoogenkamp-O’Brien
Communications Manager


Article Transfer Service
This new service aims to help authors publish in the right journal. With the support of reviewers sharing reports, your workload can also be reduced. Read more.....
Reviewing Statistics
Do you find that more and more papers have complex data sets behind the conclusions made? How do you know if the data has been analysed properly. This brief guide can help you get to grips with the basics. Read more....

SciVal Experts
Looking for the right people to collaborate with? This useful tool can help you do just that. Read more....

Reviewer Profile
Here we meet Jens Borken-Kleefeld , a physicist and reviewer. He shares his views on reviewing with us. Read more....