Reviewer recognition platform
Reviewers find reviewing an important and rewarding activity, but the work is almost invisible to the outside world, and hardly ever rewarded. The Reviewer Recognition Platform is designed to change that.
The Platform offers reviewers a personalised profile page, documenting their reviewing history. If a reviewer has completed at least one review in two years, they become a ‘Recognised Reviewer’. ‘Outstanding reviewer’ status is awarded to those who belong to the top 10th percentile in terms of the number of completed reviews for a specific journal in two years. Editors can also hand pick reviewers and award them with a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ and other perks.
Reviewers can download review certificates, end-of-year review reports and electronic badges via the Platform. Reviewers can also volunteer to review for their favourite Elsevier journals.
The Platform offers discounts for several Elsevier services, including Elsevier’s WebShop, which offers professional English-language editing, translation and illlustration services for researchers preparing their articles, and the Elsevier book store.
Peer review reports as articles
The Publishing peer review reports pilot publicly recognises reviewers’ intellectual contribution to accepted articles through the official publication of their reports. Review reports are attributed a separate DOI and are published next to the accepted paper on Science Direct. Participating journals include:
- Agriculture and Forest Meteorology
- Annals of Medicine and Surgery
- Engineering Fracture Mechanics
- Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies
- International Journal of Surgery