What a PCI RR recommender does
A PCI RR recommender is analogous to an action editor at a peer reviewed journal. The recommender invites and assigns expert reviewers, assesses submissions and the reviews against the assessment criteria, and issues Stage 1 and Stage 2 recommendations (including writing a brief recommendation at the point of Stage 1 in principle acceptance). Recommenders typically handle submissions either within or close to their specialism. They are expected to comply with PCI RR's code of conduct, and are eligible for selection as a member of the Managing Board for a three-year term. A recommender can also propose the nomination of new recommenders to the Managing Board. To ensure a minimum understanding of the role and responsibilities, prospective PCI RR recommenders are required to pass a multiple-choice test and receive certification as a PCI RR recommender before handling their first assignment. Recommenders must also complete a declaration of interests indicating any other editorships or professional roles that could be perceived to conflict with their role at PCI RR. See the PCI RR Guidelines for Recommenders for more information on the key roles and responsibilities.