The Sage Track database contains contact information for authors who have previously submitted to the journal and reviewers who have been invited to review and/or reviewed for the journal. A user (e.g. a prospective reviewer) can create an account for a journal at any time. These searches can help identify suitable reviewers from these existing users in the system:
TIP:Use an asterisk (*) to search for partial keywords, areas of expertise or titles, e.g. *review* would return any papers related to ‘review’, ‘reviews’, ‘reviewer’, ‘reviewing’, ‘reviewed’, etc.
NOTE: Searches are not case-sensitive.
You can search for authors and reviewers of papers that have certain important words or phrases in the title.
For example, if your journal didn’t have the keyword ‘centrifugal pump’ but you knew that there were submissions in the subject, you could search the database for these keywords:
You can also separate the two (or more) words to return results that have the words ‘centrifugal’ and ‘pump’, but not necessarily as an exact string:
Searching for keywords is an effective way of finding reviewers. Each journal can have a large list of keywords, through which you can search for specific terms or perform partial searches.
In this example, ‘fluid dynamics’ is an existing system keyword, so you can type it into the box and search. This will return authors and reviewers who have worked on papers with the selected keyword.
If you need to look up a list of keywords, you can select ‘Pick’ with an empty dialogue box.
You can choose your keyword(s) from the pop-up window, which will populate the dialogue box(es) within the search.
However, if a long list of keywords is too broad, you can narrow the Pick function. For example, if you want to see what keywords there are associated with fluids, you can type *fluid* in the dialogue box and then click ‘Pick’.
It is often useful to combine exact keyword searches with partial searches. For example, if you wanted to find a paper on pumps but within fluids specifically, you would search on the exact keyword ‘pumps’ and the partial search ‘fluid’:
In Advanced Search, you can search for reviewers who have keywords associated with their accounts.
Search results will be alphabetical by default but can be reordered according to the criteria in the columns. These criteria can be changed here using ‘Set My Search Preferences’.
TIP Select ‘Exclude unavailable reviewers’ in Set My Search Preferences.