Writing and publishing a scientific paper is essential for a researcher but can be a lengthy and complex process. It’s a skill learned and perfected over many years in a scientist’s career. Every research paper needs to be peer reviewed before its publication. A good and swift Peer Review process is invaluable. Learn how Karger engages and recognizes researchers in their different roles and career stages.
Publishing takes a lot of time and effort. It starts with selecting the right journal for your paper, by first reading several journals’ Aims and Scopes and guidelines for authors, including assessing the different article types they welcome. When preparing your manuscript for submission, you may consider using the provided templates and observing the word or page counts to make sure your paper won’t be rejected because it did not present the formal requirements of your chosen publication. After the submission, you will then navigate the peer review process, that may include waiting for the comments of the reviewers and amending your original manuscript to address the many suggestions for improvements.
Benefit of Integrating a Clinician and Scientist
When asked about the benefit of integrating a clinician and scientist to the peer review process, Editor-in-Chief Craig S. Anderson answered the following:
“(…) There is ongoing debate in the field about whether peer review should be fully open, single-blind, double-blind, or other variants.”, he says and adds “In my opinion, I think, there is merit in it being open, which ensures a degree of credibility. My main role is around the science and quality of articles, but as Editor-in-Chief, I also have a leadership role for the journal which involves, in part, attracting and engaging people to come to the journal as authors and peer reviewers (…)”
Read his full interview.
Importance of Peer Review
Reviewers are responsible for ensuring the validity, significance, and rigor of the reporting in a submitted manuscript. The peer review process is the assessment by independent experts in the research field. Nevertheless, a Peer Reviewer is an independent researcher with relevant expertise assess submitted manuscripts to support the individual journal Editor to determine whether a manuscript should be published in the journal.
As a Publishing House, we aim to provide the best experience to all our partners and acknowledge the importance of each one. And for that, we have various initiatives in place which we are now highlighting on a dedicated landing page.
This landing page also features several services and free resources to support your journey in publishing, reviewing, and editing articles with excellence.
We also pay special attention to the next generation of authors and reviewers, by showcasing testimonials, highlighting and rewarding excellence of young researchers and offering free resources and courses.
How to Become a Reviewer at Karger?
We are supportive of a thoughtful and inclusive peer review process and encourage the provision of fair and constructive feedback by the reviewers to the authors. An inclusive peer review may also fill gaps both in expertise and availability of reviewers. With this in mind, we offer its reviewers a clear set of guidelines on how to peer review and several courses on the topic. Still, the best way to make you more visible as a potential reviewer is through your own publications, or by having your peers refer to you as a reviewer should they not be able to accept their own invitations to review.
Interested? Send us your application.
Learn more about Karger’s initiatives on “Engaging and Rewarding Researchers” in their different roles and career stages.