Tools and resources for reviewers

Below you will find a set of tools and other resources that will help you in the reviewing process.

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Training and workshops

Getting started

To locate the homepage of the journal you have been invited to review for, you can use the journal finder tool.

You are notified by email when you are invited to review a submission for a journal. If you agree to review, you will receive further emails with information including the journal title and a link to its online editorial site.

If you do not remember for which journal you have been invited to review, please contact Customer Support with your name and email address.


Online tools

Policies: you can access all of Elsevier’s policies online.

Open access: all open access information is available on our open science pages.

Reviewer research tools: all Elsevier reviewers can benefit from a seamless integration between Scopus, ScienceDirect and EES/EVISE® to assist them in the peer review process, with 30 days of free access to Scopus and ScienceDirect.

  • Elsevier Editorial System (EES) was our online system to help authors, editors and reviewers throughout the submission, peer review and editorial process. All journals are currently in the process of migrating to EVISE®.
  • EVISE® is our new online submission and editorial system.
  • Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.
  • ScienceDirect is a leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from nearly 2,500 journals and 26,000 books.


Need help?

Retrieving a username and password

To retrieve your username and password for reviewing on the online editorial system, you can click the ‘Submit your paper’ link on the journal’s homepage and then follow the forgotten password link on the log-in screen.

To locate the homepage of the journal you have been invited to review for, you can use the journal finder tool.

Contact us

Content: contact the journal editor or editorial office with questions about the content of an article.

Technical issues: contact the reviewers’ helpdesk for technical issues relating to the online system:
* email Researcher Support
* The Americas: +1 888 834 7287 (freephone for American & Canadian customers)
* Asia + Pacific: + 81 3 5561 5032
* Europe & all other areas: +44 1865 84 3577

Access for reviewers: for any questions related to the EES/Scopus integration, please visit our support and self help site, or contact:
* For the Americas: +1 888 834 7287 (freephone for American & Canadian callers)
* For Asia & Pacific: +81 3 5561 5032
* For Europe & Rest of the World: +353 61 709190
* Fax: +353 61 709 228