Become a Reviewer

Become a JITC Reviewer

JITC welcomes applications from interested individuals who would like to take advantage of the many benefits of serving as a JITC manuscript reviewer. Benefits include:

  • A 15% APC discount for papers authored by active reviewers within the past 12 months
  • Credit toward SITC's Path to Leadership for reviewing several times within a year (greater chance to be considered for committee roles and leadership)
  • Staying up to date on the latest research in tumor immunology and cancer immunotherapy
  • Increased exposure to key leaders in the field
  • Opportunities for career advancement
  • Earning continuing medical education (CME) credit 

JITC also cooperates with reviewer recognition services (such as Publons) to confirm participation without compromising reviewer anonymity or journal peer review processes, giving reviewers the ability to safely share their involvement in the journal. 

To apply to become a JITC manuscript reviewer, visit the SITC Volunteer webpage to access the Volunteer Portal and submit your application!

JITC Peer Review Mentorship Program

Each year, early career professionals with limited or no peer reviewing experience are encouraged to apply to be a mentee in JITC's Peer Review Mentorship Program. A limited number of successful applicants are paired with senior leaders who help provide structural guidance on peer review to young researchers, either one-on-one or in small groups. The recently completed 2023 program represented the inaugural class and the 2024 program will run January–September 2024.

Mentees who complete the program will: 

  • Learn how to identify key components of manuscripts and provide thorough, critical evaluations 
  • Improve their writing skills that will strengthen their own future manuscripts  
  • Establish personal and professional relationships through networking opportunities  

Applications for the 2025 class will be collected August/September 2024. Check back for more information in July as the call for applicants approaches. 

Congratulations to the 2023 JITC Peer Review Mentorship Program Graduates:

Yash Agarwal, PhD; Vaishali Aggarwal, PhD; Babajide Ajayi, PhD; Muhammad Awidi, MD; Elham Beyranvand Nejad, PhD; Avik Dutta, PhD; Jinesh Gheeya, MD, PhD; Katja Harbst, PhD; Sara Labiano, PhD; Yan Leyfman, MD; John Ligon, MD; Elise Nassif, MD; Dionisia Quiroga, DO, PhD; Kishu Ranjan, PhD; Ignacio Retamal, PhD; Aditi Singh, MD; Todd Triplett, PhD; Eric Vick, MD, PhD

JITC also sends its sincere gratitude and appreciation to the 2023 mentors for their generous time and commitment to the program:

Esra A Akbay, PhD; Alessio Cortellini, MD, PhD; Sofia Gameiro, PhD; Khashayarsha Khazaie, PhD; Il Minn, PhD; Ravi Patel, MD, PhD; Graham Pawelec, PhD; Nirali Shah, MD; Walter Storkus, PhD

The Peer Review Mentorship Program is led by JITC Interim Deputy Editor-in-Chief Sjoerd H. van der Burg, PhD, and the Mentorship Program Working Group of Margaret E. Gatti-Mays, MD, MPH; Sebastian Kobold, MD; and Claire I. Vanpouille-Box, PhD.