Information for Peer Reviewers : Advances in Skin & Wound Care

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Information for Peer Reviewers

Become a Peer Reviewer for Advances in Skin & Wound Care!

Advances in Skin & Wound Care seeks qualified health professionals from diverse backgrounds and clinical experiences willing to review and critically evaluate manuscripts for their suitability for publication, relevance to readers, and consistency with evidence-based practice. Our peer reviewers come from all areas of skin and wound care and represent all levels of educational attainment and practice. 

Peer reviewers are asked to review 3 or more manuscripts per year. Invitations to review a manuscript are sent via e-mail, and reviews are submitted via the manuscript management portal Editorial Manager. The invitation to review provides a brief abstract, a direct link to access the manuscript, and additional instructions. Reviewers have the option to decline to review a manuscript if they feel the topic is unsuitable or circumstances at the time make completing the review impossible. If a reviewer does not acknowledge interest or decline using the link provided within 7 days, the reviewer is automatically uninvited. 

Reviews should NOT involve a copyedit of the manuscript, but rather a brief assessment of whether the manuscript is suitable for publication in this journal. 

Each review is evaluated for quality and thoroughness by an editor and then scored. High-quality reviews earn qualified peer reviewers continuing education credits. Our publisher is accredited to provide continuing education credits to NPs, nurses, and physicians. During the peer review, reviewers are asked several questions, including whether they would like to receive continuing education credits. After a high-quality review is completed, a certificate of continuing education is mailed to the address provided by the peer reviewer within Editorial Manager. Peer reviewers may also list their experience on their CV or resume.

If you would like to join our peer reviewer panel, or you have questions before deciding, please e-mail [email protected] Volunteer reviewers should attach a current CV or resume and list their areas of expertise, so we know which types of manuscripts to send.

For more information about peer reviewer responsibilities and ethics, please visit the ICMJE's website, and for a full training module on becoming a great peer reviewer, we recommend Wolters Kluwer's Peer Reviewer Training Course.