Journal editors identify 10 key steps for would-be reviewers
While your first thought may be, “I don’t have time for this,” reviewing manuscripts can be a great opportunity. Reviewers get an early view of what’s happening in their fields, better insight into how the review process works and a chance to network, all of which can foster your career, says Rose Sokol-Chang, PhD, publisher of APA journals.
Potential reviewers land on the radar of journal editors in a variety of ways: They may have recently landed a tenure-track position, been lead author on a standout paper or even given a compelling talk at a conference.
But how, exactly, does a reviewer approach the manuscript-review process? Here are 10 keys from editors of APA journals to guide you: