IOP Publishing celebrates outstanding peer reviewers 

Recognising how important peer review is for preserving the quality and integrity of physical science research, IOP Publishing (IOPP) is proud to announce their recipients of the Outstanding Reviewer Awards. These awards are given every year to celebrate reviewers whose peer review reports stood out over the past year. 

The outstanding reviewers were selected from the more than 52,000 reviewers who submitted reports to IOPP journals in 2023. Recipients were chosen by IOPP’s journal editors based on the number, timeliness and quality of reports completed. 

Laura Feetham-Walker, reviewer engagement manager at IOP Publishing says: “We’re grateful to our outstanding peer reviewers for safeguarding the integrity of science and setting an example for others in their field. I’d like to thank all our outstanding peer reviewers for their dedication to upholding the highest standards of scholarly excellence before manuscripts are published and used to progress science.” 

IOPP launched Peer Review Excellence, the world’s first free peer review training and certification programme dedicated to the physical sciences in 2020. Since then, over 13,000 reviewers have achieved ‘IOP Trusted Reviewer’ status through the programme which offers free learning and support to those wanting to review with confidence. The online course is always on and can be completed at any time. To date more than 6000 researchers worldwide have signed up.

Peer Review Excellence has also helped to diversify IOPP’s reviewer pool significantly increasing the percentage of female Trusted Reviewers and Trusted Reviewers from Asia, China, Central and South America, The Middle East and Africa in the last year. 

“With our peer review training programme, we want to ensure equitable global access to training in peer review,” adds Feetham-Walker. “Thank you to everyone who provides this valuable service, and congratulations to the winners for this year!” 

Explore the winners of our Outstanding Reviewer Awards 2023.