SPE’s peer review process provides invaluable constructive feedback from experts in your field, allowing you to make a good paper even better.
How does the peer-review process work?
Authors are encouraged to submit technical papers for publication in our peer-reviewed journals. We welcome both conference papers and papers submitted directly for review.
After selecting a journal and submitting your paper, the journal’s editors will identify technical reviewers who will evaluate your paper's criteria for publication and provide constructive feedback. This review cycle usually takes 120-150 days. SPE's Editorial Review Committee is composed of volunteers, so there may be occasions when the paper's review exceeds our preferred timeframe. However, we believe that our process is timely, and it is our intent to provide a thorough and fair evaluation.
What to do if your paper is declined
The appeals process describes the time frame for making an appeal and the way in which SPE will address any appeals received for papers declined during the peer-review process.
'A Peer Apart' Award
SPE created A Peer Apart in 2007 to recognize dedicated individuals who have been involved in the peer review of 100 or more papers. Learn more and see winners »