Join Our Team

Central Asia and the Caucasus invites experts in the fields of social sciences, political science, international relations, development, and ocean engineering to join our team of reviewers. As a reviewer, you will play a critical role in maintaining the quality and integrity of the research we publish. Below, you will find information about the benefits, responsibilities, and the process to become a reviewer for our journal.

Benefits of Becoming a Reviewer

Professional Development:

  • Enhance your expertise by staying updated with the latest research in your field.
  • Develop your critical thinking and analytical skills by evaluating cutting-edge research.

Academic Contribution:

  • Contribute to the advancement of knowledge in your field.
  • Help ensure the dissemination of high-quality, impactful research.


  • Receive acknowledgment in the journal’s annual list of reviewers.
  • Obtain certificates of recognition for your valuable contributions.

Networking Opportunities:

  • Connect with other experts and researchers in your field.
  • Build your professional reputation and expand your academic network.

Responsibilities of Reviewers

Timely Reviews:

  • Complete reviews within the specified timeframe (typically four weeks).
  • Notify the editorial office promptly if more time is needed.


  • Treat the manuscript and review process as confidential.
  • Do not share the manuscript with others or discuss its content outside the review process.

Objective and Constructive Feedback:

  • Provide unbiased, objective, and constructive feedback to help authors improve their manuscripts.
  • Focus on the content and quality of the research, avoiding personal biases.

Ethical Standards:

  • Adhere to COPE guidelines and ethical standards in reviewing.
  • Report any suspected ethical issues, such as plagiarism or data fabrication, to the editorial office.

Reviewer Qualifications

We are looking for reviewers who:

  • Hold a PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant field.
  • Have a strong publication record and expertise in their area of research.
  • Are committed to providing thorough and constructive reviews in a timely manner.

How to Apply

To become a reviewer for Central Asia and the Caucasus, please follow these steps:

Submit Your Application:

  • Complete the Reviewer Application Form.
  • Provide your CV, including details of your publication record and areas of expertise.

Review Process:

  • The editorial team will review your application and qualifications.
  • You may be contacted for further information or an interview.

Approval and Training:

  • If approved, you will receive a welcome email with further instructions.
  • Access our Reviewer Training Program to familiarize yourself with our review process and guidelines.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about becoming a reviewer or the application process, please contact us at:

Join our team of dedicated reviewers and contribute to the advancement of research in social sciences, political science, international relations, development, and ocean engineering!