Peer Review 101: Building a Reputation as a Reviewer

Julio Gutiérrez-Vega and Carlos López-Mariscal

Taking part in the review process is critical to developing a scientific career. Here’s what you need to know to get started.



As a young scientist, when you publish your first papers in peer-reviewed journals, you announce your presence to the scientific community. In this way, you are in the process of becoming an expert of your field. Eventually, you will also receive requests from journal editors to review manuscripts submitted by other scientists. These invitations are both a privilege and a responsibility.

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