Editorial Review Committee

The Editorial Review Committee is composed of the Executive Editors and Associate Editors of each journal, who oversee the review process for submitted manuscripts. They select reviewers from a pool of more than 2,400 Technical Editors 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 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 editor

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

The technical application site is currently under construction. We apologize for the inconvenience. If your credentials meet the above criteria, please forward your CV and publication listing to peer@spe.org.

Technical editor awards

Every year, SPE recognizes members who have made an exceptional effort to ensure the technical excellence of its peer-reviewed journals. For their contributions, these individuals were recipients of the 2017 SPE Outstanding Technical Editor Awards.