To establish and maintain the level of excellence of a journal it is necessary that submitted papers be critically read by someone who can judge the correctness, originality, and significance of the work.
The closer the assigning editor can match the topic of the paper to the reviewer, the more likely we will be able to render a fair decision on the publication of the paper. We realize that some of you may not have the time to contribute papers to an SPIE journal, but reviewing a paper on a topic related to your expertise is a valuable contribution to the advancement of the field. The Board of Editors asks you to agree to serve as a reviewer and to identify your particular area of expertise.
SPIE journals use a web-based peer review system. To register yourself as a potential reviewer, go to the online review system.
If you have been an author or reviewer in the past, there should already be an account established for you in the system.
Otherwise, you will need to set up a new account. Once you have logged into the website, you will be asked to update your profile with your current contact information and keywords/areas of expertise. Pay particular attention to your choice of keywords, because the Associate Editors use them to match the topic of the paper with the expertise of the reviewer. There are links in the system to get help from the journal staff if you have any difficulties.
We thank you for taking the time and offering your talent in this critical aspect of technical publishing.
JARS would like to thank the reviewers who contributed to the success of our publication in 2012. Click to view the list of 2012 JARS reviewers.