April 19, 2017 | Claire Doffegnies, Communications Executive

Recognizing reviewers

At Taylor & Francis, we recognize that peer reviewers play an integral role in journal publication. Reviewers invest a huge amount of their time and knowledge in the peer-review process, and as such, we think it’s important to say “thanks.” Read on to find out what we have put in place to show our appreciation …

Reviewer certificate

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We’ve created a certificate of recognition to serve as a formal acknowledgment of a reviewer’s role in the peer-review process of a journal. Reviewers can request the certificate from their Taylor & Francis contact, which they can present to employers, their institution, or simply hang on the office wall! A reviewer confirmation letter is also available upon request.

Free access

Making reviewers feel valued and supported within their role is paramount to ensuring the ongoing success of the journals published by Taylor & Francis.

Many of our journals now enable peer reviewers to enjoy 30 days’ free access to Taylor & Francis journal content upon agreeing to review. This provides reviewers with resources to assist in the creation of quality reviews. Ask your Taylor & Francis contact for more information.

“Thanks to reviewers” lists

Reviewers are key to the success of journal and its wider community. This is why many Taylor & Francis journals publish a formal “thank you list” of reviewers in the journal each year. If you don’t already do this and would like to start, talk to your Taylor & Francis contact.

Book discount for reviewers

We are pleased to offer all our reviewers a discount on their purchase of Taylor & Francis Group books (including those under the Routledge, CRC Press, Garland Science, Psychology Press, and Focal Press imprints). Please get in touch with your editorial contact for more details.

Supporting our peer reviewers

Want more peer review guidance and support? Here’s a reminder of some of the other reviewer resources to bookmark…


What to expect during peer review: a researcher’s guide
Infographic: Understanding peer review
Understanding different types of peer review
Reviewer guidelines and best practice: a step-by-step guide
Ethical guidelines for peer reviewers
Peer review behind the scenes


Peer review: a global view
Global research on journal authors, reviewers and editors attitudes to the peer review process
Peer review: a global view | white paper
Motivations, training and support in peer review | research supplement
Peer review: a global view key findings | video snapshot


Navigating contradicting referee reports: a journal editor’s view
Tips for journal editors on recruiting and retaining reviewers
The importance of training in peer review: an institutional view 
The role of reviewers: a journal editor’s view

And we are always working on new ways of acknowledging the time and effort spent by reviewers. Remember to visit Editor Resources and follow @TandFeditors for the latest news and updates.

Published: April 19, 2017 | Author: Claire Doffegnies, Communications Executive | Category: Front page, Information and support, News and ideas, Peer review | Tagged with: