For Peer reviewers
Peer reviewing is a very demanding, effort driven and time consuming undertaking. It requires great professionalism, but it is often under recognized. For all those reasons, we are launching a revolutionary platform: reviewercredits.com. This is where the hard work of peer-review will be finally, rewarded! Two friends, MDs, professors and researchers created Reviewercredits.com. They personally realized something needed to be done to facilitate the review process. Reviewercredits is completely free and completely independent from publishers. You can earn redeemable credits for the reviews performed and accumulate a Reviewer Index. This Index reflects your activity as a reviewer, hence, your contribution for the advancement of science. It can be used in your resume or for grants request. Reviewers from all fields are welcome to join the platform!
External and independent peer-review of scientific articles is crucial to ensure the scientific validity of papers. Peer reviewing is a very demanding, effort driven and time consuming undertaking, but it is often under recognized. Join our cultural change at reviewercredits.com. This is where you can finally get rewarded for your hard work. You can earn a Reviewer Index and redeemable credits.
We have decided to create our own metric to appraise and measure the work of reviewer. Every time you perform a review, upon verification with the journal, you will receive an academic point to create your Reviewer Index. The higher the Index, the more important is your activity as a reviewer. This Index can be used to demonstrate your involvement as a reviewer in the research community. You can also add into your resume the details of all the reviews you performed by retrieving the full file from your profile.
After completing the review of a paper, you can log onto our website and claim credits. Please be assured that no scientific information concerning the paper will be disclosed on the website and remains completely private. After receiving a claim, we validate with the journal’s editor that the review actually took place. Upon confirmation, you will receive a number of credits in your profile. The verification process is key to create a Reviewer Index that is certified and reliable and credits are earned and merited.
In your profile, you can get a certificate with all the reviews you performed. You can use this certificate to demonstrate your activity as reviewer in your resume. Furthermore, we are developing the redeemable aspect of credits. We are planning on offering free subscriptions to journals, discount for publication fees, gift cards, ecc. Keep on accumulating credits because we are working on great developments and future plans for you!
The “Review points” are earned exclusively to increase your Reviewer Index. For each review performed, you earn a point. The Reviewer Index is an indicator of your activity as a reviewer. A higher Reviewer Index reflects a higher involvement in the review activity. It has a lot of value academically and for your resume. On the hand, “Review credits” can be earned in several ways and can be redeemed: 1) Every time you perform a review, you can earn credits. 2) You can earn additional credits by inviting colleagues to subscribe through our portal. 3) If a journal is subscribed on our website, you earn double the credits for any review performed for that journal.
A review claim is simply the form you have to fill every time you perform a review to increase your Reviewer Index and get your credits. A quick verification is performed with the journal’s editor in the form of an email to verify that the review was actually performed. This step is essential to have a certified and reliable Reviewer Index.
To verify that the peer review was effectively performed, according to the claim, you will be asked to provide the name of the journal, the date in which the review was performed and one “manuscript ID”. The journal editorial office will be contacted to verify that this information is correct.
At this stage, only the reviews performed in the last 12 months van be certified through our website
You can claim reviews performed in the last twelve months, even before your subscription to reviewercredits.
The emails are generated from our website once one of our reviewers fills a claim to declare he/she completed a peer review for your journal. The purpose of the email is to verify that the peer review was actually performed.
No, opening a profile on ReviewerCredits is free of charge. Journals with an account will give the possibility for peer reviewers to earn double the credits for the reviews performed for your journal. Finally, you will have a personalized page for your journal.