The continuing proliferation of journals can make reviewing frustrating. Every time you need to carry out a review for a different journal you need to remember the login details for the reviewing system for that specific journal. More often than not you forget your login, and have to reset your password all over again each time you carry out a review. Despite the extra hassle, their is no increased security over and above the security on your email login as the password reset details are sent via email.
We have tried to take as much of this hassle out of peer reviewing at Academic Karma. In fact its possible to carry out a review at Academic Karma without logging in at all. If an editor invites you to review a paper, we include a unique link for you to accept or decline the invitation (without log-in) and once you have accepted you will be sent an email which contains the review form itself. You can simply fill in this form using your email client, and submit the review directly from your email.
If you want to use Academic Karma even though the editor didn’t invite you via Academic Karma, you still can, you just need to forward the review request email to your unique Academic Karma forwarding address and this will auto-generate a review invitation sent from Academic Karma.
Finally, remember that to sign up to Academic Karma you don’t need to create a login/password if you have already signed up to ORCID – you can simply login with your ORCID credentials.