Join a diverse community
Our purpose is to advance excellence in the chemical sciences, improving the lives of people around the world now and in the future. It is only through a global network of chemists that we are able to achieve this. For that reason, we want our reviewers to accurately reflect this community and actively work to improve this.
Be part of the bigger picture of quality peer review
To be a Royal Society of Chemistry reviewer is to inspire diverse talent, support sustainability, drive discovery and advance knowledge. You have the power to play a key role in this by upholding the chemical sciences as a force for good. By working together, we are helping unravel some of the greatest issues facing humanity today.
Feel supported through the membership community
Membership brings support and connections that last throughout your career and beyond. If you are not already a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, you can receive a 50% discount when you apply for Affiliate membership. Currently reviewing for us? Get in touch with your relevant editorial office to receive your special discount code.
Receive special discounts
When you review for us, you get a 25% discount on all Royal Society of Chemistry books. Just ask your relevant editorial team for your custom discount code.
As a peer reviewer, your expertise makes sure that the scientific record is accurate, comprehensive and trustworthy. Take your next steps to build your reputation and preserve research integrity.
Get recognised for your contributions
Work with us, and you’ll have your hard work celebrated as it so deserves to be. Every year we highlight our outstanding reviewers based on the number, timeliness and quality of reports completed over that year. Each receives a certificate in recognition of their contribution.
Learn from peers in your field
Your professional development is part of an ongoing learning process. It’s important to us that you have opportunities to hone your skills as a peer reviewer. After you send in your article review and the editor has made a decision, you’ll be able to explore the other reviews submitted for the same article. This helps you broaden your own understanding and perspective, and pick up insightful reviewing tips along the way. Your work is part of a reciprocal process continuing the advancement of chemical science.
Be a pioneer in peer review
We are committed to research and decision making that is open, robust and accessible. Peer review makes up a considerable part of that. We currently offer a transparent peer review option for our journals Digital Discovery, EES Catalysis, Environmental Science: Atmospheres, Industrial Chemistry & Materials, RSC Applied Interfaces, RSC Applied Polymers, RSC Chemical Biology, RSC Sustainability and Sustainable Food Technology. In choosing to review with us, you can opt in to transparent peer review, helping to shine a light on your excellent contributions.
Gain recognition for outstanding peer review
Track and boost your impact
Your knowledge and expertise deserve credit. Find out how to achieve this with the Web of Science Reviewer recognition service.
Simply opt in via our submission system the next time you review for us and receive recognition for your reviews. Your contributions will be automatically linked to your Web of Science account, so you can continue to record and measure your peer review output.