Call for Reviewer – Journal of Prevention

The Journal of Prevention is now the Official Journal of EUSPR. We are recruiting new reviewers that will help guarantee the publication of high-quality manuscripts in the Journal. 

The “Call for Reviewer” offers an opportunity for Regular Reviewers who are already experts in prevention research and for Early-Career Researchers who wish to start reviewing manuscripts under the supervision of a member of the Editorial Board. Early-Career Researchers will receive mentoring from experienced researchers and have the opportunity to discuss their reviews with their mentors before they are submitted to the Journal.

Regular Reviewers refer to researchers with more than five years of experience (after their doctoral degree) in the prevention field with expertise in the process of reviewing manuscripts.  

Early-Career Researchers are doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, and researchers with less than five years of experience (after their doctoral degree) interested in developing expertise in the peer-review process in the prevention field. Candidates from different disciplines are encouraged to apply, particularly those interested in prevention or health promotion in the fields of substance use and abuse, mental health, infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, violence prevention, sexual health, or academic performance. Applicants that are interested in prevention methodology, research methods, and different qualitative and quantitative study designs in prevention science, are also very welcome.

Candidates that apply for the position will be added to our reviewer database and be asked to state their areas of interest. The journal editorial board will analyze the applications, and candidates will be contacted as soon as we have a paper that matches their areas of interest.

The main goal is to offer an opportunity for Early-Career researchers who wish to start reviewing manuscripts under the mentorship of a member of the Editorial Board to increase the pool of quality reviewers of the Journal of Prevention.

JOP is committed to providing timely reviews, and reviewing a manuscript takes time (1–4 hours per manuscript reviewed depending on your expertise). Reviewers are generally asked to complete assignments within three weeks of manuscript submission. If you are selected to review a manuscript, be prepared to invest the necessary time to evaluate the manuscript thoroughly. At each issue, JOP features an ‘Acknowledgment of Reviewers’ section naming all those who have actively peer-reviewed for that issue to give reviewers public recognition.

To register your interest, please fill in this form.