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What qualifications do I need to be a journal reviewer?

There are no specific qualifications needed to be a reviewer, but most reviewers will have a PhD. You certainly need to be able to prove you know the field of study well enough to be able to assess the novelty, quality, impact and importance of the research.

If you have never been a reviewer before, we strongly recommend you take our free, state-of-the-art course on how to write an excellent reviewer report (registration required).