Guide to referees

This section contains guidelines on refereeing for Communications Biology.

Resources for referees

This section lists other resources from Nature Research that may help you in preparing your review.

Reviewer of the Month

Here we acknowledge some of the outstanding referees who have reviewed for Communications Biology.

Peer Review Week 2020

For Peer Review Week we asked some of our best past reviewers to talk about their views on the role of peer review in science, how we can increase trust in research, and how we can build trust in peer review. Read the blog post and watch the video here. You can also find the video on this page below. 

Interested in reviewing for Communications Biology?

If you would like to be considered as a reviewer for Communications Biology, please complete this Google form.

If you are not able to use Google forms, you may send an email to Include your name in the subject line and the following information in the email: 

  • Your research interests and types of papers you would like to review
  • Your CV and/or link to your research website
  • A brief statement about why you would like to be considered as a reviewer

Please note that we will keep your information only for the purposes of contacting you as a potential reviewer for manuscripts submitted to Communications Biology. By requesting to be considered as a reviewer, you are not committing to review any manuscript. If you would like us to delete your information at any time, please contact us