Peer review is fundamental both to the quality and rigour of the scholarship we publish and the smooth running of our journals. Peer review is typically an unpaid activity carried out by scholars as a means of contributing to their field.
Why peer review?
- To learn more about the editorial process.
- To keep up to date with novel research in your field.
- To demonstrate your expertise in a field, and fulfil a professional responsibility to contribute that expertise to others as they develop their research.
Formal benefits for reviewers
Cambridge University Press is grateful to all the peer reviewers that support our journals. We are pleased to be able to offer a 30% discount on all Cambridge books to all peer reviewers. Please contact your journal editorial team if you have reviewed for one of our journals and did not receive a code in your review acknowledgement email.
Cambridge has partnered with Publons to give you official recognition for your contribution to peer review. This partnership means you can opt-in to have your reviews for this journal automatically added to your Publons profile. For more information, please see our central Guide to Publons.
RCPsych Publishing Awards
We are always working on how we can better support and appreciate our reviewers. During the Annual RCPsych Publishing Awards, chosen reviewers are awarded the 'Reviewer Recognition Award' award from the respective Editors-in-Chief. Take a look at the 2022 Award Winners here.
Thank You Listings
We publish a list of our peer reviewers on our website and in the print journals with a thank you to their commitment and support to the journal. Take a look at the BJPsych Bulletin 2021 Reviewers here.