For Referees

Thank you for your interest in reviewing for Nature Reviews. These guidelines are intended to help you at all stages, from deciding whether to accept an invitation to delivering a helpful and constructive report.

Before you accept

What to consider before accepting an invitation to review a manuscript.

Writing your report

Advice on how to assess a manuscript and write a useful reviewer report.

Get recognition for your effort

Download a certificate of your reviewing activity for the Nature Reviews journals.

Reviewer training

For more training resources, see the free online course Focus on Peer Review from Nature Masterclasses, and specifically the section on ‘Peer reviewing a Review paper’ included under the ‘Variations and innovations in peer review’ module.

Peer review initiatives

Our initiatives to improve the quality and transparency of peer review.

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