Peer review is the cornerstone of science, and Elsevier is dedicated to supporting and recognizing our journals´ reviewers. My Elsevier Reviews Profile aims to create a standard way of recording and acknowledging your efforts.
If you are a reviewer of an Elsevier journal, you can access your profile page by providing us the email address with which you submitted your report on Elsevier's submission system.
The Reviewer Recognition platform provides participating reviewers with a personalized profile page wherein their 5-year Elsevier journal peer review history is documented.
Upon creation of a profile page reviewers receive a notification email, including an encrypted hyperlink directing them to their profile. If a new review is submitted, their My Elsevier Reviews profile page is updated and a notification sent.
On the Reviewer Recognition Platform reviewers can collect their review certificates and are offered discounts for Elsevier services, including the Elsevier WebShop and Elsevier Book store. In addition, reviewers can download a variety of certificates and a yearly review activity report.
The Reviewer Recognition Platform allows journal editors to personally select and recognize reviewers who have submitted high-quality reports. In addition, reviewers can put themselves forward to review for their favorite journals.
As of August 2015, Elsevier reviewers can claim their non-Elsevier journal peer reviews and create their own public Review Page.
In 2012, Elsevier ran a challenge to improve the peer-review system; from over 800 entries the panel and community selected Simon Gosling's Elsevier Reviewer Badge and Reward Program. The Program helps recognize the valuable contribution that reviewers make to Elsevier's journals and is now available for around 40 of our journals and we hope to be able to offer this for more journals soon.
We recognize all reviewers that have completed a review within the last two years. Those reviewers who are in the top 10th percentile in terms of the number of reviews completed within two years for that journal, are awarded Outstanding Reviewer status.
For the beta version, reviewer status will be awarded to reviewers on a monthly basis based on the frequency of manuscript reviews per journal completed.