Peer Reviewers help safeguard the quality of work being published in a journal. When you take the time to review, you are helping to uphold a journal’s academic credibility. But reviewing generally happens anonymously, making it hard for experts to prove how much they do, or which journals rely on their reviewing expertise.
Late last year, Springer organized an internal virtual team spanning different continents dedicated to building reviewer resources, recognition and rewards (what we took to calling the “three R’s of reviewer needs”) in November of 2014.
Some thoughts on "Peer Review Week" and what we've been working toward at Springer and BioMed Central: