Peer Reviewer Recognition
Conducting peer review is widely considered an important service to a scholarly community. Reviewers benefit from learning about cutting-edge research in their field, honing their analytical skills and contributing to research integrity and quality. Furthermore, the scholarship ecosystem relies on a quid pro quo relationship: a reviewer will likely need the services of a peer to review their own work at some time. However, peer review takes time that is not financially compensated, and it can be unseen labor. By getting formal recognition, the peer reviewer may gain indirect benefit through promotion, tenure and new career opportunities.
To get recognition for your peer review work:
- Provide your ORCID iD to the publisher or funding agency and give them permission to post to the peer review section of your profile.
- Work with a publisher or platform that supports open peer review and consent to have your identity shared.
As noted throughout this guide, peer review practices can vary depending on field of study and the type of work (article, book, data, grant, etc.) under review. Check with your department personnel committee and professional associations to learn about how peer review activities are recognized in your discipline.
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