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.

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.