Seize the chance to be the first to see and review new research being carried out in areas relevant to you.
As a reviewer of one of our journals, you will be helping authors and ensuring that a rigorous peer-review process is maintained within the research community. Not only are you able to keep abreast of the latest work being done in your own field of inquiry, but you will also be exposed to – and have a significant role in shaping – work being done in related fields.
Reviewing papers is also a unique opportunity for professional growth and can be helpful to you in your own writing. This type of work will contribute to your CPD (continuing professional development) and the Institute can provide proof of your contribution for your CPD record.
As a reviewer, your recommendations will be used to determine whether a specific technical or scientific paper is worthy of publication in the Journal of Operational Oceanography (JOO) or the Journal of Marine Engineering & Technology (JMET).
Reviewers with a high level of expertise in the subject are generally selected for each paper. Currently, the Institute is eager to find experts in the following areas specifically, although the scope of both journals is much broader than this:
- JOO – satellite altimetry, biogeochemistry and coastal observatories (view the full scope of the journal)
- JMET – naval architecture and structural engineering, acoustics, hydrodynamics and efficiency (view the full scope of the journal)
You will have an impact not only on the quality of the individual papers but also in contributing to the credibility and reputation of the journal as a whole. The IMarEST is committed to the timely publication of all credible and scientifically sound work and expert reviewers are critical to ensure a timely and productive peer-review process.