We've discussed how many papers we should review, but how do we count reviews? Sometimes I review 2-3 versions of a manuscript before it is finally accepted/rejected. Should I count each version that I review? Or should I just count each accept/reject decision?

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    I never bothered counting the number of reviews for my CV, but stated the years since when I was doing them. I do list some reviewer gratifications I get for doing so many reviews, but do not bother with exact numbers. Feb 1, 2018 at 12:12
  • @OlegLobachev That's fair, and I actually am not as interested as counting them for my CV as I am in considering how many I should do in a year. Of course, I won't follow a set rule, but for the sake of understanding this popular thread Feb 1, 2018 at 12:16
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    Oh, I see. For the sake of scaling I would egoistically count each major revision as a new review, as you'd need to read and review it again. Feb 1, 2018 at 12:45
  • You can list the journals, e.g., X and Y, that you have reviewed for, along with the years reviews have been written, e.g., X'18, X'17, Y'17. In this case, it isn't known how many reviews you have written, nor how many articles you have reviewed.
    – user2768
    Feb 1, 2018 at 13:01
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    @Greenparker I've tried to simplify your question. Please edit further if necessary.
    – user2768
    Feb 1, 2018 at 14:47


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