The Essence of Peer Review

As a not-for-profit publisher of scientific journals, CSP’s mission is to help researchers communicate and share good science so that others can find and use it. It’s a virtuous cycle that relies heavily on the expertise and generosity of individual researchers who volunteer their time as peer reviewers.

Thank you to each and every one of our peer reviewers, whose efforts help maintain the integrity of the scientific record.   

Outstanding reviewers

Outstanding Reviewers are valuable members of our journal communities; peer reviewers who reliably — often frequently — provide excellent reviews of manuscripts under consideration. Their efforts help make our journals better. Journal editors select Outstanding Reviewers based on the number, timeliness, and quality of reviews completed in the previous year. Winners receive a certificate of recognition and digital badge.

We are proud to celebrate the following Outstanding Reviewers for 2022

Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism
Arctic Science
Canadian Geotechnical Journal
Canadian Journal of Chemistry
Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Canadian Journal of Forest Research
Canadian Journal of Microbiology
Canadian Journal of Physics
Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
Canadian Journal of Plant Science
Canadian Journal of Soil Science
Canadian Journal of Zoology
Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering

Get recognition for peer review work

CSP has partnered with Publons, a platform that enables researchers to track, verify, and publicly showcase their peer review contributions. When entering a review in ScholarOne, researchers can opt to automatically claim validated credit on their Publons profile. Researchers can also:

  • export their verified record of work, or “Publons CV,” so that it can be shared with employers and funders, and
  • link ORCID and Publons profiles, then have Publons automatically export their review history to ORCID.

Note of appreciation

Most CSP journals publish an annual Note of Appreciation that lists peer reviewers who completed reviews for the journal in the previous year. It’s one way we can say “thank you.” Notes of appreciation also shed light on the magnitude of the peer review effort that goes into each journal. Every year, peer reviewers complete thousands of reviews for CSP journals.

Become a Peer Reviewer

Peer review is one way that the research community can collaborate to advance knowledge, but it is also of value to the reviewer. Are you interested in becoming a peer reviewer for one of Canadian Science Publishing’s journals? Find out more


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