How are reviewers selected at Frontiers?

Associate Editors (handling editors) select reviewers from our standing Review Editor boards. They can search for the most suitable people in the review forum by name affiliation, or using keywords based on the reviewers’ expertise. Editors are also welcome to invite external reviewers if there are researchers of relevant expertise who are not on our editorial boards.




Inviting reviewers in the Interactive Review Forum


In the event of a delay in assigning reviewers, invitations can be issued by the review system to our Editorial Board members.

These invitations are based on a semantic algorithm which determines the most suitable reviewers based on those people’s chosen keywords or past publications. The handling editor can always revoke any invitations that they deem inappropriate.