Join our webinar on recognizing journal reviewers

We have drawn together a panel of speakers passionate about the topic to celebrate Peer Review Week 2016


Peer Review Week 2016 is taking place 19th-25th September, and to mark this important event, the Elsevier Publishing Campus has joined forces with Elsevier’s RRP (Reviewer Recognition Platform) and independent campaigning charity Sense about Science, to host a live online discussion on Monday 19th September, 2016.

Topics covered during the 60-minute webinar will include:

  • Why recognizing reviewers matters
  • Ways for seasoned reviewers and editors to share their knowledge with new reviewers
  • Why performing reviews is important for researchers and what they can learn from it
  • How editors can build a pool of excellent reviewers for their journal

You can follow the discussion on Twitter using the hashtags #PeerRevWk16 and #RecognizeReview

How you can join the webinar

The webinar will take place on Monday 19th September between 16:00 and 17:00 CEST (UTC+2).

You can register via the Publishing Campus where you will find a range of other online training and support materials.

Meet our webinar presenters

Julia WilsonJulia Wilson, Director of Operations at Sense about Science

Julia oversees Sense about Science's fundraising and the planning and management of the organisation. She has a degree in Biology from the University of Manchester and joined the Sense about Science team in April 2009. Read Julia's articles.

Professor Luisa CabezaProfessor Luisa Cabeza, PhD, Professor of Thermal Engineering at the University of Lleida, Spain

Professor Cabeza joined the University of Lleida in 1999 where she now leads the research group GREA, an internationally-recognized research group in thermal energy storage. She has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals, has co-authored one book, edited one and co-edited five more. She has reviewed many papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Professor Cabeza was profiled in Reviewers' Update in November 2014.

Professor Fei ChenProfessor Fei Chen, PhD, Editor of Materials Science and Engineering: A - Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing

Since 2009, Professor Chen has worked in the State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, China. He is now a Full Professor and in 2015 was appointed an Assistant Dean of the International School of Materials Science and Engineering at Wuhan. So far, he has published more than 100 journal papers and obtained 13 Chinese patents. Professor Chen is a member of the American Ceramic Society.

What is Peer Review Week?

As the Peer Review Week website explains, this global event, which is now in its second year, celebrates the role that peer review plays in maintaining scientific quality. The event brings together individuals, institutions, and organizations committed to sharing the central message that good peer review, whatever shape or form it might take, is critical to scholarly communications.

This year’s theme is Recognition for Review.


Written by

Bahar Mehmani, PhD

Written by

Bahar Mehmani, PhD

Dr. Bahar Mehmani is Reviewer Experience Lead in the Global Publishing Development department at Elsevier. She works on several reviewer-related projects, all of which are designed to recognize reviewers' contribution to the progress of science. She received her PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) in 2010. Before joining Elsevier, she was a postdoc researcher at Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL).


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