You are reading this page probably because you received a special URL from a top expert in your field asking you to review and accept his or her Scholarpedia article.
Peer-review process in Scholarpedia is not anonymous if you accept the article, as your name will be acknowledged at the bottom of the article with a link to the version of the article that you accepted, so that your reputation validates the content of the article at the time when you accepted it. Thus, accept only those articles that are encyclopedic and of the highest scholarly quality.
However, rejection is anonymous. You can either reject the article yourself, or provide the special URL to your trusted colleague for review. Any user, even unregistered one, can reject articles in Scholarpedia if the user has access to the special URL.
Each article has a strict deadline by which it must be finished and accepted by all reviewers. Thus, your timely review and acceptance will be highly appreciated by the authors.
You can only accept or reject the article, but you cannot edit it directly. Ask the authors to address all your concerns.
To accept/reject the article, click on the reviewer URL that was emailed to you by the authors and press ‘accept’ button or ‘reject’ button. In the case of acceptance, you will have to
- acknowledge that the article is of encyclopedic quality, and
- select the (most) established expert among the co-authors of the article.
If you reject the article, it is permanently deleted and the text is moved to the established expert's user page.
If you neither accept nor reject the article, and only one or none of the other reviewers accepted or rejected it, then the article will be “implicitly rejected” after the deadline.