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Peer review with us

Becoming and being a peer reviewer is an important role to play in the scholarly landscape. Without reviewers continuing to commit time and passion to their peer review role, the integrity of research would be harder to uphold.

We recognise that life as an academic is often tough and want to support you in your journey to becoming a reviewer, or if you’re an established reviewer to lighten the load with access to tools and resources that we hope you will find helpful.

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Our view

At Emerald, we believe that fair and equitable peer review, and being inclusive to everyone are important aspects of the peer review process. Find out more about our principles and access our guides to help ensure the peer review process is fair, efficient, and effective.

Perspectives and resources on equitable peer review

Equitable peer review is really important to us here at Emerald, and we know it is important to you too. We’ve collated perspectives, articles, blogs and resources from a number of different contributors, all available for you to read and share.

Mind the gap: Towards gender parity in the peer review process

Given the persistent and unconscious nature of gender bias in the publication process, the underrepresentation of women is a problem that will not solve itself.


Women in peer review

Despite the essential role of women in the publication process in general, they remain low in representation within the scholarly community compared to men.


Benefits of diverse peer review: a publisher’s view

What are the benefits of having more identities in the peer review process, and how can we encourage more identities to be represented in the peer review process?


How can an editor create a more equitable, diverse and inclusive peer review process?

In this blog, we hear from Professor Nataša Rupčić, Editor-in-Chief of The Learning Organization, on creating a more equitable, diverse and inclusive peer review process.


Celebrating the important role of reviewers in academic research

Reviewers ensure the highest integrity of scholarly work, and are passionate about their roles and research disciplines - find out more about the importance of reviewers in this short video.

Access to other resources

We have a number of partners at Emerald publishing that also have resources on becoming a reviewer.


Peer review hub

If you are involved with peer review, or want to become a reviewer, visit our peer review hub with everything you need to get started.


Engage forum

Visit our forum where you can learn, and share your experiences and challenges.


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