Reviewer index: A new proposal of rewarding the reviewer

Mens Sana Monographs 11 (1):274 (2013)
  Copy   BIBTEX


Science is strengthened not by research alone, but by publication of original research articles in international scientific journals that gets read by a global scientific community. Research publication is the 'heart' of a journal and the 'soul' of science - the outcome of collective efforts of authors, editors and reviewers. The publication process involves author-editor interaction for which both of them get credit once the article gets published - the author directly, the editor indirectly. However, the remote reviewer who also plays a key role in the process remains anonymous and largely unrecognised. Many potential reviewers therefore, stay away from this 'highly honorary' task. Appropriate peer review controls quality of an article and thereby ensures quality and integrity of the journal. Recognising and rewarding the role of the reviewer is therefore vital. In this article, we propose a novel idea of Reviewer Index (RI), Reviewer Index Directory (RID) and Global Reviewer Index Directory (GRID), which will strengthen science by focussing on the reviewer, as well as the author. By adopting this innovative Reviewer Centric Approach, a new breed of well-trained reviewers of high quality and sufficient quantity will be available for eternity. Moreover, RI, RID and GRID would also enable grading and ethical rewarding of reviewers



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 92,369

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Author on Reviewer.R. J. Anable - 1942 - Thought: Fordham University Quarterly 17 (3):575-576.
Reviewer Reviews the Author.R. C. Williams - 1939 - Thought: Fordham University Quarterly 14 (2):301-303.
Author and Reviewer.Luigi Sturzo - 1943 - Thought: Fordham University Quarterly 18 (2):381-383.
Author on Reviewer.Richard Kerschagl - 1953 - Thought: Fordham University Quarterly 28 (1):159-160.
Author Reviews the Reviewer.Aram Torossian - 1939 - Thought: Fordham University Quarterly 14 (2):300-301.
Two authors in search of a reviewer.T. V. Smith - 1936 - International Journal of Ethics 47 (1):105-114.
TIEPOLO An Artist without Gravity?Wayne Andersen - 2013 - Common Knowledge 19 (1):164-170.
The complication pendulum.The Reviewer - 1900 - Mind 9 (36):287-288.
The Patriarch as Reviewer.N. C. Wilson - 1979 - The Classical Review 29 (02):217-.


Added to PP

23 (#687,034)

6 months
3 (#984,212)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references