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Mazumder recognized for service as a journal reviewer

The review process is instrumental to the success of publishing a journal article. Professor Sandip Mazumder has been honored with three awards for service as a reviewer.

photo of Sandip MazumderOver the course of two years, Mazumder received three recognitions from Elsevier. In 2017 he was awarded for his involvement in the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer and the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. Then in 2018, he received an award from the International Journal of Thermal Sciences.

Reviewers work to evaluate journal article submissions to ensure the quality of the research, identify any invalid results and prevent ethical breaches by identifying plagiarism and research fraud. Elsevier, a global information analytics business, provides a service in which researchers can volunteer to review papers in their areas of expertise. It is a lengthy and time-consuming process, one that requires the utmost care, but is almost never recognized.

"I take my responsibility as a journal reviewer very seriously,” said Mazumder. "Careers depend on these publications. I feel that I should treat the papers I review with the same respect and care that I expect from reviewers who review my papers.”

Department Chair Vish Subramaniam praised Mazumder’s efforts. “The often meticulous service that reviewers provide is seldom recognized; receiving this honor is a great tribute to Professor Mazumder’s service, and one that is critically important.

“Sandip is the type of faculty member who is meticulous and applies high standards and integrity whether he is reviewing a paper, a proposal or a dossier for promotion and tenure. We are proud to have him in our senior faculty ranks.”

by Kari Fletcher, department communications intern