Reviewer Locator

Expand Your Reviewer Pool

Find highly qualified subject experts to peer review your journal’s submissions

Now you can have a seamless process to find new reviewers using Reviewer Locator – which compares new manuscript submissions against Web of Science Core Collection content to generate a list of experts as potential reviewers.

This means that you can:

  • Widen your reviewer pool beyond your known contacts.
  • Reduce editor and administrator workload.
  • Prevent reviewer fraud by using authors who already have a known publication record in Web of Science.
  • Decrease overall peer-review time and the need to approach multiple reviewers before finding the right fit.


How it’s done

The foundation of Review Locator is a proprietary platform for text analysis and entity mapping. This technology ingests large amounts of data from multiple sources and then locates, analyzes, and maps the relationships between meaningful concepts. The platform parses and extracts research metadata such as author name, title, abstract, keywords, and journal of publication. With the documents and their metadata in place, the next step is to build a dimension for the entities of interest in the data. A dimension is a complex map analyzing an entity’s relationship to other entities and metadata. Hence, the dimension of an author will reflect their research interests, the dimension of a journal will reflect its field and scope, and the dimension of a paper will reflect its most prominent topics and keywords.


Trust the difference

When you use Reviewer Locator you get qualified, relevant reviewer suggestions because Reviewer Locator is powered by data from Web of Science Core Collection. And just what does that mean:

Web of Science Core Collection is a painstakingly selected, actively curated database of the journals that scientists themselves have judged to be the most important and useful in their fields. Add-in our Emerging Sources Citation Index and the other indexes we provide, and you get coverage of 28,000 journals globally.

Find out more about how Web of Science is different and why it matters.