A recommender manages preprint evaluation. Their role is very similar to that of a journal editor (handling preprints, finding reviewers, collecting reviews, editorial decisions based on reviews), with the article eventually being recommended (or not) after several rounds of reviews. PCI Ecotoxicology and Environmental Chemistry recommenders can recommend up to five articles per year. They are expected to comply with the code of conduct of PCI Ecotoxicology and Environmental Chemistry, are eligible for selection as a member of the Managing Board for a period of two years, and can propose the nomination of new recommenders to the Managing Board. See the PCI Ecotoxicology and Environmental Chemistry Guidelines for Recommenders for more information on the key roles and responsibilities.

Interested in becoming a recommender at PCI Ecotoxicology and Environmental Chemistry?

Please contact a current recommender in your field and ask them to nominate you to the managing board or send us an email: We generally select people who are post PhD, conduct independent research, and have at least a handful of first author articles (to ensure people have some experience with the publishing process). PCI has signed the Joint Statement of Principles of the Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communication, and we at PCI Ecotoxicology and Environmental Chemistry fully support this. We aim to have strong representation across fields of research, geographic regions, genders, and in other areas where some groups of people have been traditionally underrepresented in academia. 
There is no minimum time commitment. When submitting, authors suggest recommenders, who then receive automated invitations. Recommenders can choose to accept, decline, or ignore invitations to handle the evaluation of these preprints depending on their schedule.​



Maya AL SID CHEIKHDepartment of Chemistry, University of Surrey, Guidlford, United Kingdom
Marcel AMICHOTORCID_LOGOSPE - ISA, INRAE, Sophia-Antipolis, France
Jean ARMENGAUDDRF-Joliot-DMTS, CEA, Bagnols-sur-Cèze, France
Julie Celine BRODEURInstituto de Recursos Biologicos, Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria, Ituzaingo, Argentina
Sandrine CHARLESORCID_LOGOLaboratory of Biometry and Evolutionary Biology, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 Faculté des Sciences et Technologies, Villeurbanne, France
Claudia COSIOSEBIO, Université de Reims, Reims, France
Marie-agnès COUTELLECDECOD, Dynamique et durabilité des écosystèmes, INRAE, French National Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment, Rennes, France
Patrice COUTUREORCID_LOGOCentre Eau Terre Environnement, Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Québec, Canada
Juliette FABURÉECOSYS, Ecologie fonctionnelle et écotoxicologie des Agroécosystèmes, AgroParisTech, Paris, France
Alex FORDSchool of Biological Sciences, University of Portsmouth , Portsmouth , United Kingdom
François GAGNEDivision de la recherche sur les contaminants aquatiques, Environnement et Changement Climatique Canada, Montreal, Canada
Christian GAGNONScience & Technology, Environment Canada, Montreal, Canada
Abdulsamie HANANOORCID_LOGOMolecular biology and biotechnology, Atomic Energy Commission of Syria, Damascus, Syria
Pierre LABADIEUMR 5805 EPOC, CNRS, Bordeaux, France
Vania Lucia LOROBiochemistry and Molecular Biology, UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE SANTA MARIA, Santa Maria, Brazil
Mark MABOETAZoology, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa
Claire MELLORSchool of Psychology and Computer science, University of Central Lancashire, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Christian MOUGINORCID_LOGOECOSYS, INRAE, Palaiseau, France
Sébastien SAUVÉDépartement de chimie, Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada
Davide Anselmo Luigi VIGNATIORCID_LOGOLaboratoire Interdisciplinaire des Environnements Continentaux UMR7360, Université de Lorraine and CNRS, Metz, France