2020 Webinar 3: How Publishers Reward Reviewers

Held: Monday, September 21, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET

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The focus of this two-session event is peer reviewers and how publishers recognize, thank, and reward those who review manuscripts for their journals. The first session looks at various publishers’ reviewer recognition programs, and the second keys in on how publishers have implemented depositing reviewer credit to ORCID and Publons.

Session 1: Do Peer Review Rewards Programs Work: An Overview/Discussion of Three Different Programs

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Many publishers have peer reviewer recognition programs covering the gamut of benefits including discounts on membership, free swag and more. Do these programs work? Do they help grow the reviewer pool or help retain good reviewers? What is the value add from publisher peer review training and certification? Does providing CME credit as a benefit work to attract and retain good reviewers?



Jennifer Regala, Director of Publications/Executive Editor, American Urological Association 

Kimberly Mackey, Managing Editor, American Association of Cancer Research

Kelly Cohen, Senior Publisher, The Optical Society


Session 2: Providing Public Credit for Peer Review – Programs with ORCID and Publons

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

In this session we will hear from publishers who are providing reviewers with public acknowledgement of their contributions. Speakers will talk about their experiences setting up programs that deposit credits to the ORCID and Publons databases on behalf of reviewers. How are these programs working? What kind of feedback has there been from reviewers?



Taryn Dollings, Journal Systems Manager, American Society of Civil Engineers

David Evans, Product Manager, IOP Publishing

Helen Atkins, Senior Manager, Journal & Product Support, American Chemical Society