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It's a start! We are running this as a beta project beginning with around 40 journals, with the view to rolling it out to all Elsevier journals if it's successful.

The Elsevier Reviewer Recognition program has come about as the result of the winning idea from Elsevier's Peer Review Challenge. We asked reviewers to submit ideas that could improve the current peer-review system. We also invited entries that explored how publishers and editors can help early career researchers become reviewers, or how reviewers can be recognized by either their institutes or publishers.

The winning idea came from Simon Gosling, Lecturer in Physical Geography at Nottingham University School of Geography, UK. He commented "My suggestion for Elsevier is to introduce an Elsevier Reviewer Badges and Rewards Program. This would provide a standardised tangible recognition system for the work invested by academics in the peer review process."

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 reviewers completed within two years for the Journal, are awarded Outstanding Reviewer status.

As you are within the top 10th percentile of reviewers for the Journal, in terms of the number of reviews completed within two years, you have been awarded Outstanding Reviewer status.

Of course. Should you wish, we can also opt you out of future My Elsevier Reviews Profile program notifications, just get in touch.

Yes indeed, we'll be sure to let you know when other journals you have reviewed for are included in the Program.

You can opt out should you not wish to receive notifications of your reviewer record.

If your data is incorrect, please get in touch and we'll look into it.

What is an Open Badge?


The Mozilla Open Badge infrastructure enables any organization or community to issue badges backed by their own seal of approval. Learners/users can then collect badges from different sources and share them across the web, unlocking new career and learning opportunities.


What is a Mozilla Backpack?


Your Mozilla Backpack enables you to sort earned badges into categories and choose where they're shared, through a single interface.

Steps to creating a Mozilla Backpack

  1. Sign up for a Mozilla Backpack using a Mozilla Persona (single sign in login)
    1. If you don't have a Mozilla persona sign up using your email address and create a password
    2. You will receive an email to confirm your account



  2. Collect badges and send them to your Mozilla backpack



  3. Organize and rename your collections



  4. Share your collections on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ using a single click from your Mozilla backpack collection or:
    1. Share your badges on LinkedIn
    2. Share your badges on Mendeley
    3. Share your badges via your email signature by adding your personalized Mozilla backpack URL to your signature
    4. Share your badges on your CV by adding your personalized Mozilla backpack URL to your CV

Simply click on the certificate button under the journal review status details you wish to download a pdf certificate for.

Click the Book discount button after your most recent review record and enter the discount code when purchasing your Elsevier book.

Click the Webshop discount button after your most recent review record and enter the discount code when purchasing your WebShop service.

The Elsevier WebShop offers a range of products and services at all stages of the publishing process to support and professionalize scientific research and its presentation - from language editing services for authors' manuscripts to reprinting services including personal copies of Elsevier published articles and journal issues.

The discounts expire after one year.

Here are just a few suggestions of where and how you can share your Elsevier Reviewer Status:

  • On your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn

  • On your CV by adding your personalized Mozilla backpack URL to your CV

  • Within your email signature by adding your personalized Mozilla backpack URL to your signature

Reviewer statuses will be awarded during the beta phase to reviewers on a monthly basis based on the frequency of manuscript reviews per journal completed.

Just you unless you choose to share the link, the webpage with your peer review records will be unique to you via an encrypted link sent to your email address.

We would love to hear your feedback. Get in touch by completing the contact form and we�ll respond as soon as we can.

In 2012, we ran an Elsevier Peer Review Challenge where we asked reviewers to submit ideas that could improve the current peer-review system. We also invited entries that explored how publishers and editors can help early career researchers become reviewers or how reviewers can be recognized by either their institutes or publishers.

The Elsevier Reviewer Recognition Program has come about as the result of the winning idea. Find out more about Elsevier's Peer Review Challenge.



Elsevier Peer Review Challenge

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.


Recognized and Outstanding Reviewers

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.


How often are reviewing statuses updated?

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.