The Deputy Editor’s view
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Become a peer reviewer today!
Publishing Vascular Access is a team effort, and peer reviewing is an integral ingredient of a quality journal. Our Editor-in-Chief Linda Verde and I invite you to consider joining the team by becoming a peer reviewer. It’s also a great way to keep abreast of new developments in your field and contribute to your profession. Here’s how the peer review process works.
An author sends a paper for consideration in the journal. Each manuscript is then de-identified by the editor and sent to a minimum of two peer reviewers. The Vascular Access peer review process is double-blinded, with only the editor knowing the identity of the submission authors and the peer reviewers.
Reviewers usually have 2 weeks to provide critical feedback on the quality, relevance, and merit of article submissions. Guidelines for reviewing are provided by the editor, and support is available from the editorial team.
Reviewing is a type of mentorship, so it’s important to be respectful and considerate of an author’s work. Reviewers’ comments must be clear, complete, and unbiased, and provide constructive feedback to the authors, with suggestions for enhancing the manuscript.
Reviewers make one of the following recommendations to the editor: 1. Accept; 2. Accept with minor revisions; 3. Recommend major revisions and resubmit; or 4. Reject. If any discrepancies in feedback arise between the reviewers, the manuscript is sent to a third reviewer. The final decision to accept or reject a submission always rests with the Editor-in-Chief.
Reviewers for Vascular Access are asked to review one or two articles per year. In recognition for reviewing, your name will be published in the annual list of reviewers. It also looks great on your CV!
We are seeking reviewers on a range of topics relevant to vascular access including clinical and non-clinical research (quantitative or qualitative), quality improvement, case studies, laboratory studies, health services and leadership, and patient and family perspectives.
If you’re interested in becoming a reviewer for Vascular Access, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Reviewer in the subject line. List three topic areas you would like to review, and provide a short CV. Include any previous publishing, reviewing, or editing experience (if relevant). It’s not necessary to have an extensive publishing nor reviewing history to become a peer reviewer. All you need is an interest in improving vascular access and the desire to contribute to this essential field.
I look forward to welcoming you to the exciting world of peer reviewing!