The Benefits of Peer Review


Peer-review is defined as obtaining advice on individual manuscripts from reviewers’ expert in the field of publication. Peer review is an important part of the scholarly process. The critical feedback of reviewers often improves research and helps propel it forward. Becoming a reviewer has many benefit, including:

  • Keeping you up-to-date with the latest research in the field;

  • An opportunity to help shape exciting new research in the field by your expert feedback;

  • Improve your own writing by thinking critically about what makes a good article;

  • Listing your reviewing responsibilities on your academic curriculum vitae, will be of interest to appointment or promotion committees, seeking evidence of your service to the profession; and reviewing may also lead to becoming a member of the editorial board, also improving your status as a researcher of note;

  • Become aware of researchers in the field with common interests, and build your research networks by making new connections for future collaborations.

Our journal adopts the "Double Blind" approach to peer review, where neither the author nor the reviewers are aware of each others' identity, to ensure a high degree of impartiality. If you are interested in reviewing for Historical Encounters, please sign up by clicking the link on this page.

As a reviewer you are asked to comment on the strengths and weaknesses of submissions in relation to scholarliness, significance, style and quality. Before signing up as a reviewer, or submitting a review of a manuscript sent to you by a member of the Editorial Team, please be sure to familiarise yourself with the journal's policies, particularly the following:

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