Why should you review in Peerage of Science?
Build peer reviewed reputation showing your expertise
In Peerage of Science, you get quantitative, peer-reviewed, externally verifiable measure of your expertise in the scientific fields you provide reviews for. You can show your activity (the number of reviews done) and your average Peerage Essay Quality (PEQ) in your Profile – and in your CV!
Get peer reviewed publications
While you always have the option to remain anonymous, you will also have the option to publish commentary papers based on your reviews, in Proceedings of Peerage of Science, or other journals (more information about Proceedings of Peerage of Science will be available soon). As peer reviewed texts, these commentaries are short citable articles in their own right and contribute to your CV. Peerage of Science even envisions the most capable Reviewers becoming highly esteemed science critics, persons whose opinion is sought and valued in evaluation of science, and whose latest commentaries are eagerly read by everyone wishing to stay abreast of important new articles in their fields!
Choose yourself what to review
Peerage of Science offers reviewing opportunities, not reviewing requests. You can discover manuscripts of interest by automated e-mail alerts set for specific subject categories or keywords, or via Referrals from your colleagues. You choose whether and when you want to invest your time and expertise into building your reviewer reputation.
Know all deadlines in advance
In Peerage of Science, all deadlines are known in advance and the software automatically enforces these deadlines – no one can delay the process. Knowing the deadlines in advance means you can easily engage only in processes that fit your schedule.
Concise review structure
All reviews in Peerage of Science are organized into Introduction, Merits, Critique and Discussion, max 1000 words. This standardization helps in keeping the review coherent and concise, and helps Authors and Editors in utilizing your review. It also facilitates comparing your arguments to those of other Reviewers. When you want to add details or elaborate at more length, you can always add free-format unlimited length "additional comments".
Include supplementary files
If you want Authors and other Reviewers to take note of a document, for example a paper Authors should cite, or important data, Peerage of Science has by default the option to include supplementary files in your review.
Get feedback for your reviews and compare your skills
With peer-review-of-peer-review you get feedback for your performance in evaluating science, provided as quantitative scores in three aspects of the review, and also as verbal comments. Early career scientists in particular gain a tremendous learning opportunity. Building evaluation skills is beneficial not only for peer reviewing, but also for leading a research team, for board responsibilities in funding organizations and other institutions, and of course for successful editorial leadership.
Easy tracking of the process
Automated e-mail alerts notify you of all events in the process, and about approaching deadlines. You can easily access all files and evaluation scores of the process, provided in single view you can access directly from e-mailed link.