Benefits of being a reviewer
Reviewing papers that discuss topics in your field gives you new insights and
perspectives about your own research interests, and also outside your direct
Improving your critical thinking skill and therefore relating your ideas to others’.
Getting a chance to be read scientific research papers before even getting
published and taking decisions about them.
Gaining editing and writing skills that can help you later in your own research
Developing professionally by being updated with knowledge and information
within your scope.
The editorial boards of journals consists of professors, as well as experts in the
field. If you are planning to join or apply for an academic job, being a reviewer will
help you get recognized.
You are adding to a system that you also use and has an effect on you. As
authors rely on you to review their papers, you also rely on other peers to review
yours, as in peer-reviewed journals.