Engage peer reviewers
Here are a few tips to promote your journal’s participation to ReviewerCredits within the community of peer reviewers, so that they can reach the maximum benefits out of your participation.
Inform peer reviewers by email
Below is a suggested text you may want to send by email directly to peer reviewers, customizing it according to your style.
We are pleased to inform you that [journal name] has joined ReviewerCredits, the most comprehensive platform to certify, measure and reward the activity of scientists as Peer Reviewers and as Conference Speakers. Each review you will perform for [journal name] will be validated by the Editor and will entitle you to virtual credits, which can be used to obtain benefits offered by ReviewerCredits partners. We invite you to register on the ReviewCredits platform and claim reviews performed for [journal name]. This service is provided free of charge.
This innovative collaboration represents for us a crucial effort and a great step forward for a higher recognition of editorial activities, contributing to a comprehensive re-thinking and a global innovation of the academic editorial world.
ReviewerCredits is a startup company, launched in 2017, accredited by the University of Milan-Bicocca. Its core business is the development, maintenance and upgrade of an online platform which has the purpose of certifying peer reviews and conference talks. It is listed as an innovative startup in the Italian company register.
Add a statement to Reviewer Invitation letter
To engage with your reviewers even better: add a statement in the pre-defined Reviewer Invitation email for peer reviewers, highlighting this opportunity. For example:
Journals not using a API plugin
[This journal] is member of ReviewerCredits. Completing the peer-review you are invited to, will qualify you to thethird-party certificationprovidedby this organization and assign you credits which may be used on ReviewerCredits online store. Register now a free ReviewerCredits account and get ready to start. Find out more here.
Is your journal using a API plugin?
[This journal] is member of ReviewerCredits. Completing the peer-review you are invited to will automatically transfer your review data to ReviewerCredits adding it to your certified reviews and assign credits which you may use on ReviewerCredits online store. Register now a free ReviewerCredits account and be ready to earn credits immediately. Find out more here.
Use Social media to engage with the reviewer community
Use your social media channels to inform your community of your ReviewerCredits profile. You are part of a growing and enthusiastic community, making a step forward for a higher recognition of editorial activities and for a comprehensive innovation of the academic editorial world.
API and dedicated Plugins for more Reviewer Engagement
Selected submission systems have a dedicate plugin to enable automated transfer of your completed peer reviews. Contact us to find out about APIs and the plug in options available or have a look to Technical Integrations section.