Why get involved in peer review

About this video

One of the greatest challenges editors face is finding reviewers, yet there are so many great reasons to accept a peer review request. If you are a published author, you can return the favor – after all, other researchers found time in their busy schedules to review your manuscript. If you aren’t published yet, it’s a great way to improve your writing skills and increase your exposure to key figures in the field. As an added bonus, you will sharpen your critical thinking skills!

In this webinar recording, Dr. Bahar Mehmani, who is responsible for Elsevier’s reviewer initiatives, looks at the Elsevier Reviewer Recognition Platform, where reviewing activities and achievements get the attention they deserve. She discusses the Publishing Peer Review Reports pilot, which sees reviews elevated and even given their own DOIs. And she introduces the cross-review initiative, which is transforming the review process into a truly collaborative effort.

You’ll come away with a clear understanding of the many opportunities reviewing offers and glimpse some of the exciting peer review innovations in the pipeline.

About the presenter

Bahar Mehmani

Reviewer Experience Lead, Elsevier

Dr Bahar Mehmani is Publishing Innovation Manager in the Publishing Development & International Marketing department at Elsevier's Amsterdam office. She is working on a number of 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).