Editorial Review Committee

The Editorial Review Committee is composed of the Editor-in-Chief and six Executive Editors who work with a number of Associate Editors to oversee the review process for submitted manuscripts. Associate Editors select technical reviewers from a pool of more than 2,400 individuals from around the world. Reviewers come from different professional backgrounds and from all levels of industry and academia.

When a paper is submitted for peer review, it is assigned to reviewers based on their appropriate technical expertise and past performance as a reviewer. Reviewers are required to have the following qualifications:

  • 3–5 years of industry experience.
  • At least one published paper in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Past technical accomplishments.
  • Visibility in the E&P technical community.
  • Broad understanding of current technologies in a specific discipline.
  • Time and commitment to support the process.
  • Reviewers are not required to be SPE members.

Become a Technical Reviewer
All persons associated with the editorial review process are expected to have a broad general knowledge of the field of petroleum engineering and some expertise in the area of their specified review.

Application Processing Time
Open enrollment annually runs from 1 March to 1 June. The application process requires volunteers to upload a Resume/CV and current publication listing when completing the application. Candidates will be notified by 1 July of their status, and those selected will begin service on 1 September.

Technical Reviewer Application
Confidentiality Guidelines (pdf)

Technical Reviewer Awards
Every year, SPE recognizes volunteers who made an exceptional effort to ensure the technical excellence of its peer-reviewed journals. For their contributions, these individuals are awarded the SPE Outstanding Technical Editor Award annually in October. View the 2017 Recipients