The referee reward scheme gives referees who review articles for selected journals from IOP’s portfolio a 10% credit that can be used towards the cost of publishing an article they have contributed to, on a gold open access basis. A referee reward credit will be given for every review completed.
IOP is introducing this scheme as one way to help recognise the contribution of referees towards the peer-review process. IOP is also committed to finding practical solutions that will support our referees who are also authors and who wish to publish on an open access basis.
From 1 January 2014, referees will be able to claim a referee reward every time they review an article for the journals participating in the scheme. To use the reward, the following procedure should be followed:
Only one reward can be applied per article.
You can use your referee reward for up to 12 months from the date your referee report was acknowledged.
The reward only applies to gold open access articles submitted to the journal you refereed for.
Your referee credit can only be used for articles on which you are named as an author. You do not have to be the named corresponding author.
No cash equivalent is available.
Your referee reward can only be used on new submissions.
The reward can only be used to pay the gold open access article publication charge for an article.
Some IOP journals operate slightly different referee reward schemes for historical reasons. If you are unsure, please check on the open access information page for the journal you review for, or ask the publisher of the journal. The referee reward cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts such as institutional membership schemes. You can only use one referee reward per article and you can only use the reward for submitting to the journal you reviewed for.
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