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Understanding the peer review process

The peer review process followed depends on the channel the author chooses for their research. We highlight the two models used by our journals, cases, and open research platform.

The peer review process

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Peer review process infographic

Emerald Open Research process

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Open access peer review infographic

 

Peer review models

Quality peer review is constructive, non-confrontational and prompt. It means putting yourself in the position of the author and helping them to bring out the best in their paper.

Anne-Wil Harzing – Professor of International Management at Middlesex University, London

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Reviewer hub

Here you will find practical tips and guidance on all aspects of peer review. 

Reviewer

Become a reviewer

Whether this is your first time reviewing or you are a seasoned professional, we explain why you should say yes next time an editor asks you to review.

Become a reviewer

Reviewer guidelines

Our reviewers play a crucial role in the publication process with a wide range of responsibilities. We have developed some reviewer guidelines to support you at each stage of the process.

Reviewer guidelines