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Reviewers’ Information Pack Supporting the Peer Review Process 4. PEER REVIEW SYSTEM 4.2. Tools to Help Covering the world’s research literature, Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality Web sources with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. Scopus was designed and developed with over 500 users and librarians internationally. Its unique database contains abstracts and references from over 15,000 peer-reviewed journals from 4,000 publishers worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage. In addition, Scopus not only offers users citation information about the articles covered, but also directly integrates Web and patent searches. Direct links to full-text articles, library resources and other applications like reference management software, make Scopus quicker, easier and more comprehensive to use than any other literature research tool. For more information about Scopus, please visit As a Reviewer, Scopus can help you: • Investigate a new topic • Look for a particular article • Keep up-to-date with the publications of a particular writer • Request an email notification when a paper is cited • Find out what is published in a particular field of study • Create a citation overview for an author • Review an author’s work To find out how Scopus can help you as a Reviewer, please view the tutorials What can Scopus do for you as a reviewer? Access for Reviewers Your 30-day access will start from the first time you log onto EES, and activate your Scopus access via the link at the top of your assignments page in EES. During your 30-day access period, you can also access Scopus at home, by going to respectively and using your EES login details. For any questions related to this integration, please contact our support team: For the Americas: +1 888 834 7287 (toll-free for US & Canadian callers) For Asia & Pacific: +81 3 5561 5032 For Europe & Rest of the World: +353 61 709190 Scopus integrated in EES All our journal editors and reviewers using EES, Elsevier’s online submission and peer-review system, can benefit from a seamless integration between Scopus and EES to assist them in the peer review process. Editors enjoy unlimited access to Scopus, and now reviewers can receive 30 day access to further support them during the reviewing process. The user-friendly search bar enables any reviewer or editor using EES to search Scopus to find related articles & references and track citations from authors. Merv Fingas, head of the Emergencies Science Division at Canada’s Environmental Technology Center in Ottawa, Ontario and Editor of Journal of Hazardous Materials remarks, ‘Scopus is a great asset to my journal work. I use it all the time to find reviewers – in fact, I have stopped using my own database of reviewers as I find Scopus much more effective’. 9

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Reviewers' Information Pack

Reviewers' Information Pack
About Elsevier
1.1 A Short History of Elsevier
About Peer Review
2.1. What is Peer Review?
2.2. Who Are Reviewers?
2.3. Why Reviewers Review?
2.4. Peer Review Process
2.5. Types of Peer Review
Duties of Reviewers
3.1. Contribution to Editorial Decisions
3.2. Promptness
3.3. Confidentiality
3.4. Standards of Objectivity
3.5. Acknowledgement of Sources
3.6. Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
3.7. Adherence to Elsevier Publishing Ethics
Peer Review System
4.1. The EES
4.2. Tools to Help
Supporting Our Reviewers
5.1. Customer Front End
Listening to our Reviewers
6.1 Reviewer Feedback Programme
6.2. Reviewers’ Home
A Brief Guide to Reviewing
7.1. Purpose of Peer Review
7.2. On Being Asked To Review
7.3. Conducting The Review
7.4. Communicating Your Report To The Editor

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