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Elsevier for Reviewers

Welcome to Reviewer Hub — your source of information, guidance and support for reviewing with Elsevier. Volunteer and organize your reviews, claim certificates and activate your complimentary access.

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Welcome to Reviewer Hub

With over 140 years' experience curating and verifying scientific knowledge, we're here to help you wherever you are in your publication journey.

Our Reviewer Hub is designed to support your indispensable contribution to the manuscript evaluation process by providing you with tools, information, and guidance tailored to enhance your reviewing journey.

The peer review process

The peer review system exists to validate academic work, helps to improve the quality of published research, and increases networking possibilities within research communities.

Read more to find out about how the system works and the different types of peer review that you may encounter.

the peer review process

Access Reviewer Hub and manage your entire review experience — all in one place

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The role of a reviewer

Peer review — and reviewers — are at the heart of the academic publishing process. Find out why reviewers perform this vital role, how they are recognized and how you can volunteer to review yourself.

You can also find information an resources on diversity, equity and inclusion.

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A guide to effective peer reviewing

Peer review is an incredibly important process. Let us guide you through each stage and offer you a selection of resources, tips and tricks to make your reviewing experience as positive as it can be.

  1. Before you begin: Before you accept or decline an invitation to review, there are a number of questions to consider.

  2. Managing your review: When you sit down to write your review, make sure you familiarize yourself with any journal-specific guidelines.

  3. Structuring your review: Your review will help the editor decide whether or not to publish the article. It will also aid the author and allow them to improve their manuscript.

  4. After your review: Once you have delivered your review, you might want to make use of Elsevier’s Reviewer Hub to ensure that you receive credit for your work.

  5. Tools and resources: We have a number of high quality resources to help you on your reviewing journey including courses, articles and guidelines.

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