Become Reviewer

The review process

To meet scientific standard all articles need to undergo a double-blind peer-review process. In a first step, all submitted manuscripts need to undergo a plagiarism check based on Crossref Similarity Check powered by iThenticate. In the next step, to save reviewers time, all submitted manuscripts are assessed by the editors together with the editorial board for suitability for the review process. If a manuscript do not comply with the journals standard they might get rejected before a formal reviewer process. According to the topic two reviewers with expertise in the file of concern will be invited on advice of the editorial board members. Reviewers only get access if they accept an invitation. Along with the manuscript the names of authors are not concealed to the reviewers. Reviewers should treat the review process confidentially and must not disclose any details to anyone not directly involved in the review process. Reviewers may consult colleagues within the institute, but need to identify them to the editors. If experts from outside the reviewer's institute are consulted, reviewers need to check with the editors beforehand to avoid involving anyone who may have been excluded by the editor. Both reviewers have to assess the quality of the manuscript in accordance to the review report form provided. Based on the review reports, the editors together with the editorial board members decide to: accept the manuscript (without or with minor revision), invite the authors to resubmit manuscript after adresssing major concerns of complete revision or to reject manuscript due to substantial deficits. 

The reviewer's role

Peer reviewers help to ensure the integrity of the scholarly record. The reviewer reports are for two purposes: a) to provide editors with information they need to reach a decision, b) to instruct the authors on how manuscript can be to enhanced and strengthened for publication. Therefore, reviewers submit both confidential comments to the editor and those to be considered for the authors. Reviewers will be guided with the help of an evaluation form provided. For detailed information we refer to the Ethical Guidelines for peer reviewers as provided by COPE.
All reviewers will be acknowledged at this site. Furtherone we acknowledge the reviewers of each year annually in the IALE Bulletin and the publishers newsletter as well as on this website (below).

Review tandem 

We encourage 'review tandems', in which senior researchers collaboratively elaborate the review with junior members of their research unit. We believe that this is a valuable training for young scholars to gain first experience as reviewer and to learn about manuscript quality standards from the reviewers perspective to enhance own writing skills. Still, we advise you as a senior researcher to look over the comments and approve them before they are submitted. Furthermore, we ask to give credit to the editors on who contributed to the review. If you are interested in offering such a review tandem in your research unit please contact the Editorial Management.

Reviewer appreciation 

We would like to thank all reviewers who supported us in and made Landscape Online possible (in alphabetic order):

Achim Daschkeit, Alan Andersen, Alejandro Rescia, Allessandor Ossola, Ana Paula Turetta, Anders Bryn, Anders Lundberg, András Jung, Andres Caballero, Andrew Hudak, Angela Lausch, Annika Hofgaard, Astrid Moser, Audrey Mayer, Bahareh Motamed, Ben Hoffmann, Benjamin Burkhard, Bernd Diekkrüger, Bettina Ohneseorg, Biancamaria Torquati, Broder Breckling, Carmen Galán, Carolin Galler, Caroline Sullivan, Carsten Lorz, Chiara Paffarini, Chloe Bellamy, Christa Hainz-Renetzeder, Christian Albert, Christian Bockstaler, Christine Estreguil, Christine Fürst, Christine Haaland, Christof Schenck, Claudia Bernasconi, Dagmar Haase, Daniele Torreggiani, Daud Rafiqpoor, Davi R. Butler, David Bowman, David Peters, Denis Byrne, Diana Tomback, Diedrich Bruns, Diego Anjos, Donald R. Hodel, Eduardo Oliveira, Emilio Padoa-Schioppa, Enrico Borgogno-Mondino, Eric Guilbert, Fábio Albuquerque, Fabio Santeramo, Fabrizio Frascaroli, Fahed Al-Mana, Felix Herzog, Felix Müller, Fernando Becker, Folkert de Jong, Frank Sleegers, Friedrich-Karl Holtmeier, Gabor Lövei, Gabriele Broll, Gerd Lupp, Gerhard Overbeck, Giovanni Sanesi, Giovanni Zurlini, Graham Smith, Günter Schönfelder, Hannes Palang, Hans Knapp, Hartmut Rein, Helen Soovali, Helena Nordh, Helle Skånes, Hermann Klug, Hermann Lenhart, Himlal Baral, Hubert Wiggering, Ian Rotherham, Ingo Hahn, Irene Petrosillo, Jacek Kozak, Jan Barkmann, Jan Thiele, Janine Bolliger, Jennifer Hauck, Jesper Brandt, Jiří Kupka, Joachim Maes, Jochen Jäger, Johannes Hermes, Jonatan Arias García, Jörg Löffler, Jorge Aubad Echeverri, José Daniel Anadón, José Gómez Zotano, Jürgen Breuste, Justus van Beusekom, Karl Ludwig, Karl Mannsfeld, Kerstin Anschlag, Khairullah Moussa Awad Al-Jabary, Kinga Öllerer, Klara Winkler, Klaus Müller, Klaus Müller-Hohenstein, Kurt Beil, Kurt Riitters, Larry Hanks, Laura Stratooulus, Leif Kullman, Leila Farahani, Leonie Fischer, Lucian Dragut, Ludwig Braun, Lutfi I. Al Juhany, Magdalene Langset, Maja Тодоровић Izquierdo, Marc Metzger, Margareta Ihse, Maria Beatrice Andreucci, Maria Busse, Maria Ignatieva, Marion Jay, Marion Kruse, Markus Dotterweich, Markus Reinke, Marlene Roellig, Martin Maier, Martin Sauerwein, Matt Bekker, Matthias Pietsch, Meike Weltin, Michael Förster, Michiel Verhofstad, Mihai Sorin Stupariu, Minna Kaljonen, Mohammed Rahmann, Morten Skogen, Muriel Tichit, Nadja Kabisch, Nasim Yazdani, Nazir Hussain, Nelly Rodriguez Erazo, Neville Crossmann, Nicole Bauer, Niina Käyhkö, Nils Hein, Nina Morris, Olaf Bastian, Olaf Kühne, Ole Rößler, Peder Agger, Philip James, Ralf-Uwe Syrbe, Richard Coles, Rico Hübner, Rieke Hansen, Rita Basi, Roberta Bottarin, Robin Matthews, Rodolfo Jaffé Calvo, Roman Lenz, Rudi van Etteger, Sandrine Petit, Sara Mahdizadeh, Sebastian Hoechstetter, Simon Bell, Simona R.Grădinaru, Stefan Schindler, Stephan Dabbert, Stevanka Hadci Pekova, Susan Barton, Susanne Frank, Sven Jelaska, Sven-Erik Rabe, Teppo Hujala, Thomas Blaschke, Thomas Claßen, Thomas Kirchhoff , Thomas Schatz, Thomas Schmidt, Tobias Silva, Toon Spanhove, Ulrich Deil, Ulrich Sukopp, Ulrich Walz, Ulrike Faude, Uta Steinhardt, Ute Wardenga, Vanessa Burton, Vasilos Papanastasis, Verena Cordlandwehr, Veronkia Fontana, Werner Konold, Werner Rolf, William Hohman, Winfried Schenk, Wolfgang Haber, Yolanda Jiménez Olivencia (last update Dec. 2018)