Becoming a Reviewer: how and why

Reviewing requires the investment of time and a certain skillset. Before you decide if you want to become a reviewer, we recommend that you need to read more about the peer review process and conducting a review. You can also check out some of the resources on JMS Reviewer Guidelines.

  1. Want to be a Reviewer?
  2. What do Reviewers do?
  3. Why review?
  4. Recognizing Reviewers
  5. Submit Reviewer Application

Do you want to be a Reviewer?

Typically reviewers are invited to conduct a review by a journal or books editor. Editors usually select researchers that are experts in the same subject area as the paper. However, if you think you would be a good reviewer for a specific journal you can always contact one of the journal's editors.

  1. Identify which Subject you would like to review
  2. Visit the journal homepage and ‘view full editorial board’
  3. Contact the relevant editor(s) through the site and offer your reviewing services

What do Reviewers do, and why?

Reviewers evaluate article submissions to journals, based on the requirements of that journal, predefined criteria, and quality, completeness and accuracy of the research presented. They provide feedback on the article and the research, suggest improvements and make a recommendation to the editor about whether to accept, reject or request changes to the article.

Reviewing is a time-intensive process – writing a review report can be almost as much work as writing a manuscript! – but it is very worthwhile for the reviewer as well as for the community. Reviewers:

  1. Ensure the rigorous standards of the scientific process by taking part in the peer-review system.
  2. Uphold the integrity of the journal by identifying invalid research, and helping to maintain the quality of the journal.
  3. Fulfill a sense of obligation to the community and their own area of research.
  4. Establish relationships with reputable colleagues and their affiliated journals, and increase their opportunities to join an Editorial Board.
  5. Reciprocate professional courtesy, as authors and reviewers are often interchangeable roles – as reviewer, researchers ‘repay’ the same courtesy they receive as authors.

Why review?

There are great benefits to becoming a reviewer. You can:

  1. Establish your expertise in the field and expand your knowledge.
  2. Improve your reputation and increase your exposure to key figures in the field.
  3. Stay up to date with the latest literature, and have advanced access to research results.
  4. Develop critical thinking skills essential to research.
  5. Advance in your career – peer review is an essential role for researchers.

Recognizing Reviewers

Reviewers are important to us; JMS Reviewer Recognition Program aims to engage reviewers and reward them for the work they do. The Program features several projects and experiments.

  1. Free Publication in JMS with proper review for reviewer students
  2. Free ISBN assigned to each reviewer for publishing edited volume
  3. Free Conference participation in JMS Conferences
  4. 20% discount for JMS Subscription

Submit Reviewer Application

If you are interested in becoming a reviewer for the Journal of Management and Science-JMS, please go through the review process and sent the Reviewer Application Form to Editor(