Elsevier for Reviewers

Welcome to the Reviewer Hub – your source of information, guidance and support for reviewing with Elsevier

Become a reviewer

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.

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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.

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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.

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Tools and resources for reviewers

Latest news, reviewer training and workshops, publications, guidelines, retrieving passwords and more.

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Recognizing reviewers

Reviewers are important to us; Elsevier’s Reviewer Recognition Program aims to engage reviewers and reward them for the work they do.

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Reviewers' Update