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Being a CIM Journal peer reviewer

What does a Peer Reviewer do? 

Peer Reviewers evaluate the superiority and soundness of another author’s work by offering constructive criticism and suggestions for improvements. They play a key role in helping CIM achieve its primary goal: to facilitate the sharing of superior technical information. 

You need not be an expert in the technical fields featured in the paper you are reviewing, but you must be sufficiently competent in the relevant technical field to feel comfortable doing the review. Peer Reviewers are anonymous and typically review one or two papers per year. Our ideal turnaround time for a review is four weeks. Depending on the decision of the Associate Editor, a Peer Reviewer may be asked to re-assess a revised paper to ensure their concerns were adequately addressed in the revision. 

Why become a Peer Reviewer? 

  • Contribute to the scientific community and your own area of concentration; 
  • Establish your expertise in and knowledge of the field and increase your professional prestige; 
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest developments, research, and discoveries in your discipline; 
  • Exercise the critical thinking skills essential to the practice of science; and 
  • Help maintain the reliability and high standards of the CIM Journal. 

How do you become a Peer Reviewer? 

If you would like to become a Peer Reviewerplease email the CIM Journal Editorial Coordinator, Janice Burke (jburke@cim.org). She will send you the link to the Taylor & Francis site where you can create an account and input your areas of expertise.  

If you are contacted to complete a review, you can then log in to the Taylor & Francis site to download the paper for review or decline if there is a conflict of interest or you feel it is outside your area of expertise.  

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Hani Mitri, Professor at McGill University and CIM Fellow