1. Build your profile
The Editor needs to know who you are and what you are an expert on. Make sure that your online profiles are up-to-date, and that you have shared your expertise through platforms like ORCiD.
2. Make yourself discoverable
Help the Editor know your interests and review experience. Creating a Clarivate profile as someone interested in reviewing can make you easier to find.
3. Peer review experience: co-review with a colleague
Many journals will be happy for you to co-review with an experienced colleague. You just need to ask for the journal editor’s approval first. Talk to senior members of your department about working with them on some reviews.
4. Peer review experience: volunteer to review
Some journals welcome volunteer reviewers. Make sure you share your research experience when contacting the journal or editor you’re interested in reviewing for.
5. Learn how to be an expert reviewer
Want to find out more about being a peer reviewer and get some training and experience? Join one of our online training sessions and get the opportunity to be linked with journals in your subject area.
Our popular guide to becoming a peer reviewer covers everything you need to know, including: