Peer Reviewers

Resources for peer reviewers

We ensure the highest quality of research is published in our journals, books and databases by working with editors and peer reviewers – all of whom dedicate their time and expertise to helping authors improve their papers.

Peer review is at the heart of the research process. Academics generously dedicate hours of their week to examine each other’s work, offer much-valued constructive criticism and improve the published article; helping us to transform it from a draft manuscript into the final version of record.

Springer Nature is committed to recognizing the valuable and critical role performed by peer reviewers. We support your efforts by encouraging and enabling recognition of your peer review contribution. We issue peer reviewer verification certificates and also, for enabled journals, directly transmit credit for your peer review to ORCID and/or Publons.

We do all we can to make peer reviewers’ roles easier, more successful and more enjoyable. Our resources are built for you, whether you’re an early career researcher interested in the review process, or an experienced peer reviewer.

Share your discoveries and receive recognition

Share your discoveries and receive recognition

ORCID identifiers give researchers a personal, permanent digital code that distinguishes them from every other researcher and links their publication record, ensuring their work is recognised.

Get recognition for your reviews

Get recognition for your reviews

We work with Publons to give our expert peer reviewers official and seamless recognition for their contribution to research. Learn how you can add your peer reviews to your Publons profile.

Blogs on Peer Review

BMC Blog Network

BMC Blog Network

A place to read about peer review, new technological developments, and advice for researchers on navigating publication.

The Source

The Source

Discover information, resources, and training to help make the peer review process more seamless.

Online training and tutorials

Focus on Peer Review

Focus on Peer Review

This free online training course from Nature Masterclasses, delivered by Nature Research journal editors, features short videos, helpful advice, and interactive activities to facilitate learning.

Reviewer Tutorial

Reviewer Tutorial

This tutorial provides an introduction to peer review, explains how to tackle the review process, and reinforces concepts with a short quiz.

Book reviewers

Reviewer Tutorial

Reviewer Tutorial

This tutorial provides an introduction to peer review, explains how to tackle the review process, and reinforces concepts with a short quiz.

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