Find out more about becoming a reviewer for one of Bioscientifica's published journals, the benefits and other key information you'll need to know.

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The reviewers who support the Editorial Boards of Bioscientifica-published journals are incredibly important.

Bioscientifica prides itself on working with reviewers across all areas of biological and medical research, with the main goal of ensuring that the highest quality research is made available to readers from across the world. By supporting the senior Editorial Boards of the journals in our portfolio, you can help shape the future of published research in our high-impact journals. 

  • As a reviewer, you will make vital contributions to your field. You will help drive the dissemination of knowledge by raising the quality of published research using your expertise.

  • You will remain up-to-date with the most current research and gain exposure to up-coming advances in your field before they are published. Furthermore, you also get a chance to voice legitimate concerns, where relevant. 

  • By engaging with Editorial Boards and providing feedback to authors, you will build your professional network by establishing relationships with peers from your research field. These collaborations will enhance and further your career development.

  • Peer reviewing raises your reputation within our endocrine community. You will be able to add your peer-review activity to your CV and your Publons profile.

  • Finally, peer review will help you further develop your critical thinking abilities, a skill that will be beneficial to your own research career.

Bioscientifica has partnered with Publons, to enable all reviewers to record their extensive career of peer-reviewing.

However for many new reviewers just starting out, the peer review process can be daunting and confusing. 

Introducing the Publons Academy.

Gain practical experience in peer review with the Publons Academy, their free peer review training course. You'll write real reviews with one-to-one guidance from a mentor, and gain exclusive access to their Review Template and examples.

Upon graduation from the course, you’ll have the confidence you need to begin your reviewing career in the world of scholarly publishing.

You can learn more about the course and how to enrol online

All profits Bioscientifica generates are gift-aided back to our parent charity the Society for Endocrinology. The Society uses this revenue to support its goals of providing numerous grants and awards for its members. Furthermore, the Society also uses the revenue to develop the skills of early-career researchers and clinicians in all fields of endocrinology.

Bioscientifica has partnered with Publons to provide our Reviewers and Editors the ability to receive recognition for their work on our journals. Publons also has fantastic resources for improving your skills as a Reviewer:

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Reviewer sign-up form

If you want to become a reviewer for one of the Bioscientifica-published journals, just complete this quick form.

  • All applications will be considered by the relevant Editorial Team(s). 
  • If approved, you will be added to our database of volunteer reviewers and may be invited by the Editorial Board to review relevant manuscripts.
  • Please note, being added to our database is not a guarantee that you will be asked to review a manuscript. The selection of reviewers is at the discretion of the Editors.
  • If your application is not successful you will not receive notice of this from the Editorial Team.


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Bioscientifica-published journals

Explore the scopes of the Bioscientifica-published journals below:

EFORT Open Reviews

EFORT Open Reviews is an official journal of the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT).

EFORT Open Reviews is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal publishing high-quality instructional review articles across the whole field of orthopaedics and traumatology.

Reviews from international experts summarize current knowledge and practice in orthopaedics, with the aim of providing systematic coverage of the field.

Endocrine Connections 

Endocrine Connections is a society-owned open access journal offering authors the highest possible visibility for their work and stimulating cross-discipline collaboration. The journal publishes basic, translational and clinical research and reviews in all areas of endocrinology, including papers that deal with non-classical tissues as source or targets of hormones and endocrine papers that have relevance to endocrine-related and intersecting disciplines and the wider biomedical community. Topics include Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes, Cardiovascular, Thyroid, Adrenal, Bone and Mineral Metabolism, Hormones and Cancer, Pituitary and Hypothalamus, and Reproduction. The journal considers basic, translational and clinical studies.

Endocrine Connections is now encouraging submissions on a series of specialised topic areas. To submit a research or review proposal for these sections, please email the editorial office:

  • Endocrinology of Chronic Disease: Covering aging, inflammation, autoimmune endocrine disease and late effects of cancer treatment on the endocrine system including endocrine effects of novel biologicals.
  • Endocrinology of the Nervous System and Behaviour: Including general neuroendocrinology, with a particular emphasis towards none typical themes such as endocrine effects on behaviour, cognition, circadian rhythms, appetite, libido, stress, neuro-enhancement and gut microbiota effects on the brain.
  • Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals: Comprising all aspects of endocrine disruption from exogenous chemicals including nutritional contaminants affecting the endocrine system as well as epigenetic mechanisms involved in endocrine disruption.
  • Drug Interactions on Endocrine systems: Covering all aspects of drug interactions including effects of immunotherapy, (cancer) kinase inhibitors, interaction of novel biologicals such as monoclonal antibodies as well as side effects of chronic hormone treatment e.g. by corticosteroids.

Endocrine Oncology

Endocrine Oncology is an official journal of the Society for Endocrinology.

Endocrine Oncology is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal publishing basic, translational and clinical research and reviews on the interplay between hormones and cancer, and related topics.

Endocrine Oncology will consider for publication all articles which are scientifically sound. Topics include, but are not limited to, adrenal, bone, breast, endocrine-disrupting chemicals, genetics, molecular biology, multiple endocrine neoplasia, neuroendocrine tumours, obesity/diabetes, ovary, pancreas, parathyroid, pheochromocytoma / paraganglioma, pituitary, prostate, proteomics, signalling, thyroid, therapies.

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports publishes case reports on common and rare conditions in all areas of clinical endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism.

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports is unique in bringing together international and national endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism societies to collaborate on this publication in order to benefit those societies, their members and the community as a whole. One of these benefits is that members of collaborating societies enjoy a discount on the publishing fees. View our endorsing societies.

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports reviewers now get rewarded for completing four or more original, constructive and timely reviews annually. 

Reviewers contributing to the peer review of case reports considered by the journal four or more times in a calendar year are eligible to receive a 25% discount on the Article Publication Charge for their next paper.

The discount is valid until the end of the following calendar year.

Those already eligible can contact the editorial office at for a discount code.

Endocrine-Related Cancer

Endocrine-Related Cancer is an official flagship journal of the Society for Endocrinology and is endorsed by the Japanese Hormones and Cancer Society, the Endocrine Society of Australia and The North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society. 

Endocrine-Related Cancer provides a unique international forum for the publication of high quality original articles describing novel, cutting edge basic laboratory, translational and clinical investigations of human health and disease focusing on endocrine neoplasias and hormone-dependent cancers; and for the publication of authoritative review articles in these topics.

Endocrine neoplasias include adrenal cortex, breast, multiple endocrine neoplasia, neuroendocrine tumours, ovary, prostate, paraganglioma, parathyroid, pheochromocytoma pituitary, testes, thyroid and hormone-dependent cancers. Neoplasias affecting metabolism and energy production such as bladder, bone, kidney, lung, and head and neck, are also considered.


European Thyroid Journal

The European Thyroid Journal is the official journal of the European Thyroid Association.

The European Thyroid Journal is an open-access journal, publishing papers reporting original research in basic, translational and clinical thyroidology. Original contributions cover all aspects of the field, from molecular and cellular biology to immunology and biochemistry, from physiology to pathology, and from pediatric to adult thyroid diseases with a special focus on thyroid cancer. Readers also benefit from reviews by noted experts, which highlight especially active areas of current research.

The journal will further publish formal guidelines in the field, produced and endorsed by the European Thyroid Association.

Journal of Endocrinology

Journal of Endocrinology is an official journal of the Society for Endocrinology and is endorsed by the Endocrine Society of Australia.

Journal of Endocrinology is a leading global journal that publishes original research articles, reviews and science guidelines. Its focus is on endocrine physiology and metabolism, including hormone secretion; hormone action; biological effects. The journal publishes basic and translational studies at the organ, tissue and whole organism level. Alongside the core endocrinology topics, the journal also encourages submissions on cardiovascular, muscle and renal endocrinology as well as submissions on the immune system where this impacts the endocrine system.

Journal of Molecular Endocrinology

The Journal of Molecular Endocrinology is an official journal of the Society for Endocrinology and is endorsed by the Endocrine Society of Australia.

Journal of Molecular Endocrinology is a leading global journal that publishes original research articles and reviews. The journal focuses on molecular and cellular mechanisms in endocrinology, including: gene regulation, cell biology, signalling, mutations, transgenics, hormone-dependant cancers, nuclear receptors. Basic and pathophysiological studies at the molecule and cell level are considered, as well as human sample studies where this is the experimental model of choice. Technique studies including Omics, CRISPR or gene editing are also encouraged, provided they are set within a larger endocrinology context.

Alongside the core endocrinology topics, the journal also encourages comprehensive mechanistic studies on cardiovascular, muscle and renal endocrinology as well as submissions on the immune system impact on the endocrine system.

Microbiota and Host

Microbiota and Host is an open-access journal, focused on the ‘internal climate change', and understanding the impact of commensal microbiota both on their human and non-human hosts. The journal is particularly interested in publishing experimental or mechanistic articles in both human and non-human hosts, and those which propose potential therapeutic intervention.

Redox Experimental Medicine

Redox Experimental Medicine is an open-access journal, publishing redox research that advances our understanding of the effect of redox processes on human health and disease will cover all main areas of human pathophysiology, with special but not limited focus on healthy ageing and age-related diseases, cancer, cardiac and circulatory diseases, inflammatory-driven chronic diseases, endocrine and metabolic diseases, pregnancy, perinatal and newborn pathology, neurodegeneration, and infectious diseases. Redox-related nutrition and pharmacology will perfectly fit into the scope of the journal as well.


Reproduction is an official journal of the Society of Reproduction and Fertility (SRF), alongside sister journal Reproduction and Fertility. Reproduction was formed in 2001 when the Society merged its two journals, the Journal of Reproduction and Fertility and Reviews of Reproduction.

Reproduction publishes original research articles and topical reviews on the subject of reproductive and developmental biology, and reproductive medicine. The journal will consider publication of high-quality meta-analyses; these should be submitted to the research papers category. The journal considers studies in humans and all animal species, and will publish clinical studies if they advance our understanding of the underlying causes and/or mechanisms of disease.

Scientific excellence and broad interest to our readership are the most important criteria during the peer review process. The journal publishes articles that make a clear advance in the field, whether of mechanistic, descriptive or technical focus. Articles that substantiate new or controversial reports are welcomed if they are noteworthy and advance the field. Topics include, but are not limited to, reproductive immunology, reproductive toxicology, stem cells, environmental effects on reproductive potential and health (eg obesity), extracellular vesicles, fertility preservation and epigenetic effects on reproductive and developmental processes.

As the flagship journal of the Society for Reproduction and Fertility, all profits generated by the journal are re-invested by the Society back into the field, in the form of grants and awards. In doing so the Society ensures the continued development of research in the field and as well as supporting early career researchers looking to further current research.

Reproduction & Fertility 

Reproduction and Fertility is an official journal of the Society of Reproduction and Fertility (SRF), alongside sister journal Reproduction.
Reproduction and Fertility is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal publishing research and reviews on basic, translational and clinical reproduction and fertility, across all animals and humans.
Reproduction and Fertility will consider for publication all articles which are scientifically sound.
Topics include, but are not limited to, reproductive immunology, veterinary medicine, reproductive toxicology, stem cells, assisted reproduction, environmental effects on reproductive potential and health (eg obesity), reproductive medicine, extracellular vesicles, fertility preservation and epigenetic effects on reproductive and developmental processes.

Vascular Biology

Vascular Biology will consider submissions of basic, mechanistic, clinical and translational research and reviews, covering:

  • Physiological processes: vascular development, vasculogenesis, angiogenesis; vascular / endothelial heterogeneity; mechanisms of vascular/endothelial homeostasis; vascular stem cells; determinants of linage specification and maintenance
  • Repair processes in health and disease: wound healing; vascular regeneration
  • Vascular diseases: vascular inflammation, angiogenesis in disease (including tumor), wound healing; vascular malformations; micro and macro angiopathies; micro and macro vascular diseases; endothelial cell dysfunction
  • Molecular pathways: mechanisms of gene regulation, transcription, epigenetics
  • Microvascular pharmacology: therapeutic strategies including targeted drug delivery; molecular response of the microvasculature to treatment
  • Metabolism: endothelial cell metabolism
  • Translational aspects: imaging, cell-, gene- RNA based therapies, novel targets
  • Bioengineering technologies in vascular research
  • Genetic models: articles providing the detailed characterisation of genetic animal models used across the field
  • Study protocols: articles which detail optimized procedures which can be immediately applied by other researchers.

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