We want to be fair to everyone involved in the publishing process and reward the contribution peer reviewers make. Therefore, selected journals reward peer reviewers for their time and effort.
It’s simple. Because everyone involved in the publishing process should benefit from sustainable, fair publishing — regardless of their field, location or access to funding.
We let peer reviewers decide how the value they generate can benefit the research community. They can take a cash payment, build credits for future publication or make a donation to our research fund.
The following journals reward peer reviewers for their time.
Authors pay an Article Processing Charge (APC). Our APCs are lower than many publishers and part of this provides funds that let us reward reviewers.
As a reviewer, you can choose how to take your rewards. The first option: earn one credit for every review, and collect five credits to publish an article free of charge. Alternatively, add your reward to the researcher’s fund — this supports academic research across all disciplines. Of course, you can also choose a cash reward.