Elevate your professional development
Discoveries couldn’t happen without the integral work of peer reviewers. The assessment process makes sure that every article we publish adds something worthwhile to the scientific record. It promotes quality and upholds rigour.
However, it’s not just about science as a whole – there are significant ways becoming a peer reviewer can benefit you, too.
Learn from peers in your field
Reviewing incoming submissions gives you a chance to understand the current flow of research in your subject area.
It’s an opportunity for you to broaden your understanding and gain a new perspective – it might even inspire new ways of thinking about your own research. After an article has been accepted for publication, you can also explore the other reports on the same manuscript, helping you develop as a reviewer.
Get recognised for your contributions
We highlight our outstanding reviewers annually, based on the number, timeliness and quality of reports completed over that year. Each receives a certificate in recognition of their contribution.
You can also track and boost your progress 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.
Feel part of our diverse community
Joining our peer reviewer network also means being part of an inclusive global community of researchers. One that’s made up of people from all over the world with different backgrounds and experiences. We welcome anyone that has the knowledge and expertise to make a difference.
We want our peer reviewer network to accurately reflect the wider chemical science community, so we are continuing to take actions that encourage inclusivity and diversity. Read more about this in our framework for action in scientific publishing.
Play a role in 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 to unravel some of the greatest issues facing humanity today.
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.
Get support from our 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.
Just ask your relevant editorial team for your custom discount code.