Asian Council of Science Editors developed the Reviewer’s Bank to break the current situation of peer reviewing system of scholarly communication in Asia.
Why does peer review matter?
Peer review is at the heart of the scientific method. Its philosophy is based on the idea that one’s research must survive the scrutiny of experts before it is presented to the larger scientific community as worthy of serious consideration.
Peer review is considered as one of the most important part of the scientific process and without peer review, validity, significance and originality of the papers will be questionable.
Reviewers - The Pillars of the Academic Publishing:
Reviewers are the pillars that support the magnificent edifices of journals. Seth Leopold, editor of CORR has rightly said reviewers are like refrigerators, cars, fingers, knees and shoulders. We notice them only when they don't work. Academic journals cannot exist without reviewers contribution.
Peer Review and Reviewers in Asia
The scholarly publishing community relies on the peer review process to uphold the quality and validity of individual articles and the journals that publish them. The Asian scholarly publishing community is facing a serious problem in peer reviewing of their articles submitted for publication in their journals. Now a day’s fake peer review is another major threat to the scientific knowledge. Leading scientific publishers have retracted a large number of articles due to this problem.
Also on the part of the reviewers, their job is perceivably a thankless endeavor and so they find it very hard to contribute voluntarily for this purpose. There is a lack of a proper academic publishing network in Asia that does not only help and support both parties, i.e. editors and reviewers but also recognize their efforts and contribution in the industry.
The ACSE Reviewers Bank
While analyzing and assessing these needs of the Asian publishing industry, The ACSE has tried to develop a Reviewer’s Bank of recognized peer reviewers for the help of the Asian journals to maintain the quality of their journals and also to help channelize the whole publishing system.
The ACSE Reviewer Bank will help to develop a network of Asian Reviewers for the publishing industry in Asia. Through this platform, it will be easy for editors to get in touch with the available and willing reviewers for the peer review. Moreover, The ACSE Reviewer Bank will be a platform to acknowledge and recognize the reviewers for each and every review they do. Their contributions will be highlighted in their profile and will also be appreciated as Reviewer of the Month and also Reviewer of the year at The ACSE Annual Conference each year.
The ACSE Reviewer Bank aims to grow the members of its Reviewers Bank. It will take Reviewers Bank as an opportunity not only to get good reviews but also train the next generation of reviewers in the art of article review. Different online and physical training sessions will be available for the members of the Reviewer’s Bank with significant discounts on registrations. The purpose behind these trainings is to develop the reviewers’ capacity to do a better quality peer review for a particular article.
As a member of The ACSE Reviewers Bank, you will be entitled to the following benefits
1. A recognized platform where editors of all Asian Journals will be able to find you
2. Recognition of all your contributions as a Reviewer
3. Recognition of your efforts as Reviewer of The month on The ACSE Website
4. 25% waive off in the Registration Fee for the Trainings of Reviewers
5. 25% waive off in the Registration for the ACSE Annual Conference
6. 25% waive off in the Registration for other ACSE Events
7. A linkage with the International Publishing Industry that collaborates with The ACSE
Join Reviewer’s Bank Today – It’s free
Whether you’re an experienced reviewer or interested in reviewing for the first time, we invite you to be a part of this Reviewer’s Bank and be a recognized reviewer.
If you are interested to join the Reviewer’s Bank, please click here.