Finding a referee
In the referee module, click on the ‘Invite a referee’ button.
You can search a referee using different criteria: e-mail address, last name, first name, or expertise fields if the journal uses them.
For any search, please type in at least 2 letters and the system will display the relevant propositions.
The system displays the activity of each referee. If you click on the link (or on the user logo) you will get more information. For confidential reasons, you are not allowed to access the papers that you were not put in charge of. You can only read the title.
You also have the possibility to invite the referee(s) suggested by the author at submission (if the journal asks for this information, and you may see as well some opposed referees), or suggested by an invited referee who has declined.
If the referee you’re looking for is not registered in the system, you can add and invite them with the link ‘add a new referee’.
When you have chosen the referee, click on the ‘Invite’ button, this will open the invitation pop-up window, where you can edit the invitation letter, or send it directly.