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Referee our journals - peer reviews

Your job will be to look for novelty and quality, as well as its relevance to the journal. It’s very important that throughout the process you remain objective and constructive when deciding whether to accept, reject or suggest changes to a journal. The entire process must be handled confidentially and respectfully.

Why do it?

In exchange for the time you’ll devote to being a referee, you’ll be rewarded in many ways:

  • It gives you a chance to contribute to the quality of scientific publishing.
  • You can access new research before it’s even published.
  • You’ll be able to help other researchers improve the quality and impact of their work.
  • It’s an opportunity to give back to the process which enabled you to get published.
  • It will help you to advance your career and reputation, opening up opportunities such as joining an Editorial Board.

Apply to become a referee 

Send an email to with your CV, details of your interest, research experience and current position. You’ll also need to state which journal you’re interested in.

Visit the IET Digital Library for even more information on being a referee.