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Recognition for reviewers

A reviewer’s input to the editorial process is invaluable, and as publishers, we seek recognize the efforts of reviewers.

The ways reviewers currently receive recognition varies from journal to journal, and can include:


• Being included in a journal’s annual list of reviewers, typically in the year’s first or last issue. This is the most common form of recognition

• Receiving complimentary online access to the journal, or package of journals, for a specific time period

• Getting a letter or certificate of contribution from the journal editor


Exploring New Methods

At Wiley, we’re looking into other ways to acknowledge a reviewer’s contribution. We currently have some initiatives underway which look at recording reviewer activity as a measurable research output. For example, we are undertaking a pilot which enables peer reviewers for selected Wiley journals to get credit for their peer reviews on Publons.