ONS Books Peer Review

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Peer reviewers are a critical component of the publication process, ensuring quality and relevancy of chapters.

Getting Involved

Not a reviewer yet but interested in joining? Complete an application here. Please contact Acquisitions Editor Dave Burns at dburns@ons.org with any questions. Reviewer responsibilities and basic guidelines are provided below. 

  • Responsibilities
  • Tips for Review Comments
  • Complete appropriate forms.
    • ONS conflict of interest (initially and annually)
    • Contact information (update as needed)
    • Areas of expertise (initially and as requested)
  • Provide reviews that are constructive and supportive.
  • Complete reviews according to the deadline provided, usually 2-3 weeks.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all content. Manuscripts under review cannot be duplicated, quoted, or distributed. Any manuscript files should be destroyed after review completion.