On becoming a peer reviewer for a neuropsychology journal

Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2009 May;24(3):201-7. doi: 10.1093/arclin/acp031. Epub 2009 Jul 29.


The peer-review process is an invaluable service provided by the professional community, and it provides the critical foundation for the advancement of science. However, there is remarkably little systematic guidance for individuals who wish to become part of this process. This paper, written from the perspective of reviewers and editors with varying levels of experience, provides general guidelines and advice for new reviewers in neuropsychology, as well as outlining benefits of participation in this process. It is hoped that the current information will encourage individuals at all levels to become involved in peer-reviewing for neuropsychology journals.

MeSH terms

  • Guidelines as Topic
  • Humans
  • Neuropsychology
  • Peer Review, Research / methods*
  • Peer Review, Research / standards
  • Periodicals as Topic / standards*