Elsevier for Reviewers
Welcome to the Reviewer Hub – your source of information, guidance and support for reviewing with ElsevierBecome a reviewer
Elsevier relies on the peer review process to uphold the quality and validity of individual articles and the journals that publish them. Whether you’re an experienced reviewer or interested in reviewing for the first time, we invite you to explore these pages.
What is peer review?
Reviewers play a central role in scholarly publishing. Peer review helps validate research, establish a method by which it can be evaluated and increase networking possibilities within research communities. Despite criticisms, peer review is still the only widely accepted method for research validation.
Becoming a reviewer: how and why
Reviewers evaluate article submissions to journals, based on the requirements of that journal, predefined criteria, and quality, completeness and accuracy of the research presented. They provide feedback on the article and the research, suggest improvements and make a recommendation to the editor about whether to accept, reject or request changes to the article.
How to conduct a review
You have been asked to review. What now? Learn about the various stages from the invitation right through to the final decision.
Tools and resources for reviewers
Latest news, reviewer training and workshops, publications, guidelines, retrieving passwords and more.
Reviewers are important to us; Elsevier’s Reviewer Recognition Programme aims to engage reviewers and reward them for the work they do.
Elsevier Publishing Campus
The Elsevier Publishing Campus is an online platform offering free lectures, interactive training and professional advice. Whether you need to secure funding, collaborate, share data, publish results, commercialise research or demonstrate impact, there is something here for you.