Organizational Aspects of the Reviewing Task
Contact with the Editorial Office
For any questions related to your reviewing task, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In particular, please inform us as early and precisely as possible about any changes of your address, e-mail address or fields of interest so that we can correct our files.
When assigning reviews to you, we always try to meet your fields of interest. But if you do not want to review a particular paper, please return it to us as soon as possible with a short comment and perhaps a recommendation for another reviewer.
Please contact us also if we are sending you too many articles outside your field of interest, if you wish to receive less or more articles or books, or if you wish a hiatus for a certain period.
Delivery of Items to be Reviewed
Books and articles to be reviewed will be sent to you via normal mail unless you explicitly request to get them in electronic form. Please understand that the latter will not always be possible, due to lack of availability or copyright restrictions of the respective publishers.
Time for Reviewing
Prompt publication of reviews enhances their usefulness. If possible, please provide us with your review within eight weeks.
You may send us your reviews via mail or (preferably) electronically. Electronically submitted reviews should preferably be prepared in plain TeX or AMS-TeX. Please do not use your own macros. For more details go to E-Mail Submission.
For electronic submission, please use either our Web Submission Form
or the following e-mail address:
International Editorial Units
For more than a decade, Zentralblatt has expanded its editorial basis with the installation of a number of cooperating external editorial units in different countries. So it may happen that from time to time you will receive material for reviewing from these external editorial units. In this case you need to send your review back to the respective cooperating unit. In all other respects, including the benefits and privileges described below, there is no difference to the usual reviewing process.
The editors of Zentralblatt need your support in receiving the mathematical literature worldwide. Although we do check publishers' lists and other sources and all the references carefully, there may be some material missing that should be recorded in Zentralblatt and which you are aware of. Please do not hesitate to send us a note giving details or provide us with a copy (which is highly appreciated and will be sent back if stated).
Please read also: Review Contents and Styleguide, Legal Matters and Benefits and Privileges for Reviewers.
For a printable version please go to our complete Guide for Reviewers in A4 or in Letter format.