The initial term is for 1 year which can then be renewed or terminated. Membership involves the same responsibilities and benefits as regular reviewers, with the addition of: 

  1. RB Members must review a minimum of 6 manuscripts per year. Should the reviewer be unable to provide a report when invited, they are expected to suggest alternative potential reviewers (the proposed candidates must meet the reviewers’ requirements). 
  1. RB Members are entitled to receive an RB certificate. 
  1. RB Members are announced on the journal website. 
  1. Active RB members may be promoted to the Topical Advisory Panel (subject to approval by the Editor-in-Chief).