Get recognition for the quality of your reviews
Editors can now show their appreciation by rewarding you based on the quality of your reviews
By Bahar Mehmani, PhD, and Ursula van Dijk Posted on 28 April 2016
"It is wonderful that the new Elsevier tool allows us to nominate reviewers for a special acknowledgement,” said Dr. Barbara Albert, Editor of Solid State Sciences and Full Professor for Inorganic Solid State Chemistry at Technische Universität Darmstadt in Germany. “Their work is so valuable for us and it is really a challenge to show them how much we actually appreciate it. Now it gets a bit easier."
“The process of nominating reviewers is relatively straightforward. Hopefully, the archive that is developed by the system (that we can access) will keep a running history of recognitions that we can refer back to as the years go by.”
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Dr. Bahar Mehmani, Publishing Innovation Manager at Elsevier, is working on a number of reviewer-related projects, all of which are designed to recognize reviewers' contributions to the progress of science. She received her PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Amsterdam in 2010. Before joining Elsevier, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light.
Ursula van Dijk has more than 20 years of experience in STM journal marketing. Currently, she leads a team of marketers who support publishing initiatives in the Physical, Formal and Applied Sciences area by communicating and interacting with researchers. Additionally, she is responsible for engaging with reviewers with a focus on initiatives that recognize their contributions to science. She holds a post-graduate degree in journalism.