Suggestions please....reviewers

Mar 24 2014 Published by under Publishing

Our lab is starting to churn out some good papers and we hope to submit about 6 of them for publication by the end of the year.  I was just wondering what everyone's strategy is for suggesting reviewers?  Do you go with people who have seen your work at meetings who are favorable to it?  BSDs whose landmark papers you have reference and just hope that it will get reviewed quickly by them (read their postdoc)?

How do you folks do it and what are some good tips?

3 responses so far

  • dr24hours says:

    I pick, if I can, someone I've cited in the paper as doing it right.

  • GMP says:

    Do you go with people who have seen your work at meetings who are favorable to it?

    This is not a bad idea. But generally people who you think would be knowledgeable to really understand what you are doing and who are not douches. I also like to suggest relatively junior folks (assistant or associate profs,, or even postdocs if I know their work) who work in the field because they are probably less inundated with review requests than BSD.

  • Dr Becca says:

    Definitely the former. I try to remember who came and chatted for a while at my posters, who came up to me after talks, etc.

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