Get recognition for your effort

We value the work that all peer reviewers contribute to scientific progress, and are especially grateful to the 120,000 reviewers who contributed to the Nature-branded journals in 2018.

Some of our journals offer reviewers the possibility of having their names added, in acknowledgement of their contribution, to the final published paper. A reviewer will be asked during the review process whether they wish to be named or prefer to remain anonymous. Where the journal also offers transparent peer review, we encourage reviewers who wish to be named to also sign their reports.

Reviewer activity report

We provide official reports of reviewing activity for all of our reviewers. If you would like to obtain a report of your reviewing activity, follow these steps:

  1. Log into the journal’s manuscript tracking system.
  2. Click the ‘My Springer Nature Account’ link at the bottom of the page.
  3. Locate the ‘Manuscripts’ tab.

From that tab, you will be able to download a copy of your reviewing activity, which you can share with your funders for example. If you have any trouble or if you need proof of reviewing activity in a different format, contact our Editorial Assistant.

Reviewer thank you

Reviewers who submit a report for three or more manuscripts submitted to Nature Research journals in a calendar year are eligible for a free one-year online personal subscription to a Nature Research journal of their choice. Reviewers may also donate their subscription offer to a colleague. Information about claiming this subscription will come via email early in the following calendar year.

To ensure that you receive this notification, we recommend that you merge any duplicate profiles, use only one email address for all Nature Research reviewing activity, and update the email address in your profile if your affiliation changes. If you think you might have multiple accounts, contact Platform Support with any email addresses and names you might have used; they can help you merge your accounts.

If you have not received a notification and you would like to claim your subscription offer, write to our main reviewers’ email box.

External recognition platforms

Reviews for the Nature Research journals are not automatically integrated with ORCID, Publons or other external recognition websites; however, if you find these websites useful, we encourage you to add reviews you conduct for us to your profile on such platforms. Before you post, check with the editor about what can/can’t be included in the record owing to confidentiality restrictions. Please note that we strongly encourage our authors and reviewers to obtain an ORCID account, and link it to our manuscript tracking system to make the attribution of credit more transparent.