Clinical Imaging values the efforts of Peer Reviewers

Clinical Imaging recognizes the invaluable efforts of our peer reviewers. When reviewers take the time to help others publish their papers, they are providing a vital contribution to the progression of science, technology and medicine.

We know that reviewing manuscripts is not easy, but the dedication, attention to detail, and professionalism shines through in our reviewers’ work. Clinical Imaging is committed to recognizing our established reviewers and supporting the development of our junior reviewers.

As such, we have gathered a list of learning resources available to you – our current and (hopefully) future peer reviewers – through Elsevier’s Researcher Academy.

Diversity, equity and inclusion in publishing at Elsevier: a reviewer guide

Fundamentals of peer review

Peer review is the cornerstone of the scientific publishing process, yet editors face a daily struggle to find researchers willing to review for their journal. In this series of modules, we explain why it is so important to get involved in peer review and the many benefits it can bring. You will hear how carrying out peer review can sharpen your own writing skills and introduce you to some of the movers and shakers in your field. You will learn how you can volunteer, and discover the ethics guidelines you should comply with. Moreover, we explain why there is a move towards making peer review more transparent.

Building trust and engagement in peer review
Diversity in peer review
Why get involved in peer review
Ethics responsibilities for peer reviewers
Transparency in peer review
Recognizing peer reviewers: A webinar to celebrate editors and researchers

Becoming a peer reviewer

Peer review is a skill, and in this series of modules, we share some tips to help you deliver review reports guaranteed to make any editor smile. We start by explaining the actions you should definitely avoid, from saying yes when you don’t have time to complete a review, to providing biased or unfair statements. We highlight points to consider when looking at each element of the article and explain how to be constructive in your feedback. You will also learn how your reviewing activities can provide an important stepping stone towards becoming a journal editor.

How to review a manuscript
10 tips for writing a truly terrible review
How to become a reviewer and what do editors expect?
How reviewers become editors

Certified Peer Reviewer Course

The Elsevier Researcher Academy is pleased to announce a new certified course in peer reviewing. By taking the Certified* Peer Reviewer course, you will receive a thorough grounding in the principles and practice of refereeing. Co-created, developed and in part delivered by senior academic editors on leading journals, the course has been specifically designed to give those who have not yet reviewed – or who feel they would like additional training in this area – the skills and confidence to accept a request to review.

Delivered via directed self-learning in the form of webinars, podcasts and questionnaires, the course can be tackled in your own time. Several core modules must be completed to gain certification, but you can “pick and choose” additional elements to suit your individual learning needs and interests.

What to expect from the Certified Peer Reviewer Course?
Introduction to the Certified Peer Reviewer Course
1.1 What is peer review? Why peer review?
1.2 Models of peer review 
1.3 The typical peer review process
1.4 How to get involved
2.0 I just got a review invite, what’s next?
3.1 How to write a helpful peer review report
3.2 The comments to editors and decision recommendations
3.3 How to peer review a review article
4.0 What next?

Certified Peer Reviewer Course Assessment

We are also interested in expanding Clinical Imaging’s reviewer pool with dedicated peer reviewers. If you would like to become a reviewer, please submit your details to our Reviewer Application Form