Become a Reviewer
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, interdisciplinary 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:
Additionally, Graduate reviewers will support undergraduate reviewers who are evaluating the same submission. This is an excellent opportunity for students to learn about the publication and peer review process from the inside out.
Specialist reviewers must be able to demonstrate sufficient technical knowledge of the discipline to provide a meaningful review. Preference will be given to students who have completed at least 60* credits of study and/or have previous research experience
Graduate reviewers must have completed at least one year of graduate study (at Master’s or PhD level) with a GPA of at least 3.0.
How to register as a reviewer:
Please complete this Google Form to create a reviewer profile. Reviewers are encouraged to register by November 1, 2019 to be considered for the next busy review period; however, registrations are welcome at any time.
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 is in the process of developing a workshop for new peer reviewers (to be offered in Fall 2019). We will notify all reviewers in our database when this training is available. 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/