Peer Review Week 2016 – Thank you to all our reviewers

As this week is Peer Review Week 2016, Journal of Ecology would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who has reviewed a paper for us.


The event is organised by a number of different publishers and scientific organisations in order to celebrate the practice of peer review and the vital role it plays in the maintenance of excellence within the scientific and scholarly communities. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Recognition for Review’ and you can take advantage of many activities such as webinars, videos, interviews and social media activities, as well as view different online resources on the Peer Review Week website. The aim of the event is to further advance our understanding of the importance of peer review, in whatever form, and explore the different ways we can recognise reviewers for their time and effort across all peer review activities.

We thank all our reviewers and recognise everyone who has reviewed for us over the last 12 months on our website.

Our Executive Editor, David Gibson, has also given his own thanks to our reviewers below;

“The peer-review process is very important for maintaining publishing standards at Journal of Ecology. We can’t thank our reviewers enough for the hard work that they put in and the great advice that they provide to the editors, and to the authors of papers submitted to the journal. It seems to be a tradition at Journal of Ecology that our reviewers generally provide excellent, critical, and by and large positive and encouraging advice.”

All the BES journals are getting involved this week so keep an eye on the BES journal blogs for further posts. For further information, be sure to have a look at our excellent Guide to Peer Review in Ecology and Evolution – free to download and share!

James Ross, Assistant Editor

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