Become a Reviewer
About Spectrum's peer review system:
1. One undergraduate reviewer in a related discipline, who primarily assesses the technical quality of the submission (undergraduate specialist reviewer)
2. One undergraduate reviewer in an unrelated discipline, who primarily assesses the interdisciplinary aspects of the research and the overall accessibility of the submission to a broad, multidisciplinary audience (undergraduate general reviewer)
3. One graduate (or higher) reviewer in a related discipline, who provides an overall assessment of the submission and supports the undergraduate reviewers as needed
Peer Review Positions:
How to register as a reviewer:
Please complete this Google Form to create a reviewer profile. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, and if you are eligible, you will be added to Spectrum's reviewer database. Editors will contact potential reviewers based on the nature of submisions we receive and alignment with your reviewing interests.
Reviewer assignments are at the discretion of the Spectrum Editorial Board. Given the variety of submissions Spectrum receives, we cannot guarantee that every reviewer will be assigned a submission in each review period.
Reviewers who are invited to participate in reviews will automatically be registered in Spectrum's submission system (www.spectrumjournal.ca) and all editorial correspondence will take place through the submission system.
Spectrum periodically works with partners on campus to provide in-person training opportunities for reviewers and editors, and these will be advertised on the Spectrum website when new offerings are scheduled. In the meantime, we recommend the following free resources for new reviewers:
Nature Masterclass - Focus on Peer Review (free, registration required): https://masterclasses.nature.com/courses/205
PKP School - Becoming a Reviewer (free, registration required): http://pkpschool.sfu.ca/courses/becoming-a-reviewer/