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Information for peer reviewers

Peer review is the foundation of quality in research for both books and journals, ensuring that published research is rigorous, ethical and significant to the discipline in question.

On these pages you'll find information about how to review both books and journal articles, as well as some frequently asked questions, notes on ethics in review, and news from Cambridge University Press relating to developments in review.

Please visit the following pages to find out more:

Peer review blog posts

  • What are the biggest obstacles to successful peer review?
  • 21 September 2022, Helen Barton
  • We asked our authors what they consider to be the biggest obstacles when it comes to peer reviewing. Author 1: The reader who just doesn’t connect with my approach, or even see what I’m trying to do.…...
  • How to define a good peer reviewer…
  • 21 September 2022, Helen Barton
  • Cambridge authors offer their opinions on what makes a good peer reviewer. Author 1: A good peer reviewer should be a person of integral academic standing and an acknowledged expert in the field.…...

How do I become a peer reviewer?