Become a Digital Discovery data reviewer

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New data reviewers for Digital Discovery will be entered in a prize draw for an exclusive mug featuring the journal’s logo. The first two mugs have been won, and further applicants will automatically be included in the next draw!

How to enter

Visit and follow the step-by-step instructions to sign up as reviewer.

Select Digital Discovery as the journal you would like to review for on the reviewer application form.

At the question:

Please let us know where you have found the reviewer application or recruitment information

Select “Other” and add:

Digital Discovery data reviewer

(If you are already a reviewer for the Royal Society of Chemistry, contact us and let us know you’d like to be highlighted as a data reviewer.)

Upon sending your submission, you will be entered into our next prize draw to win an exclusive Digital Discovery mug.

Digital Discovery data reviewers

The Royal Society of Chemistry believes that, where possible, all data associated with the research in a manuscript should be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR), enabling other researchers to replicate and build on that research.

As such, Digital Discovery expect that authors submit both their code and data to community-recognized data repositories or a general repository if no community resource is available, and submit a Data Availability Statement upon their article submission. Referees have to be able to access code and data during the peer-review process, and public release should be coordinated with the publication of the manuscript.

During the peer review of Digital Discovery manuscripts, the Associate Editor solicits the expertise of at least two reviewers to assess the article and submit a report. A third data reviewer may also be consulted to assess and comment on the data provided. By becoming a data reviewer, you will be included in our data reviewer pool as a possible assessor of data and the submitted Data Availability Statements.

Find out more

Visit our Digital Discovery journal webpage

Learn about Digital Discovery’s data policies for submission

Find out more about being a reviewer for the Royal Society of Chemistry