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\u003Cp\u003EReviewers serve a vital role for Optica Publishing Group’s editors and the authors who submit to our journals. Our reviewers’ efforts and dedication allow us to bring high-quality research to the optics and photonics community. We are committed to ensuring that our reviewers are recognized and rewarded for the valuable contributions they bring to the growing body of scientific literature.\u003C/p\u003E \u003Cp\u003EOptica Publishing Group’s comprehensive Reviewer Recognition Program acknowledges the countless hours served in reviewing more than 20,000 submissions annually to our journals. The primary appreciation efforts offered in the Reviewer Recognition Program and eligibility are outlined in the table below.\u003C/p\u003E \u003Cp\u003EThe Reviewer Rewards Program is a new initiative launching simultaneously with this new section for Reviewers on our website. All Optica Publishing Group reviewers now accumulate points for providing useful reviews and when becoming certified, and they will be able to redeem their points for special rewards. Read more about the Reviewer Rewards below.\u003C/p\u003E \u003Cp\u003E\u003Cbr\u003E\u003C/p\u003E \u003Cobject type="application/kenticocloud" data-type="item" data-rel="component" data-codename="ca5da7ec_9313_0138_e6f6_577a40c364ef"\u003E\u003C/object\u003E \u003Cp\u003E\u003Cbr\u003E\u003C/p\u003E \u003Cobject type="application/kenticocloud" data-type="item" data-rel="component" data-codename="n686a0237_167e_0128_c1ac_9d1ac450a51b"\u003E\u003C/object\u003E \u003Ch3\u003E\u003Cbr\u003E\u003C/h3\u003E \u003Ch3\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003EReviewer Rewards\u003C/strong\u003E\u003C/h3\u003E \u003Cp\u003EThe Reviewer Rewards Program is the beginning of a wider Optica initiative to recognize volunteers for their support of our activities. Optica Publishing Group reviewers will earn points for reviews that are completed within the Prism peer review system, beginning July 2019. The Optica Publishing Group editor will assign up to 6 points for a review based on its degree of usefulness. Reviewers who provide detailed, constructive, tactful feedback in a timely manner will earn points more quickly than those who submit brief, vague, inappropriate statements. Reviewers will also have an opportunity to earn points upon completion of the new \u003Ca href="?page=reviewer_certification"\u003EReviewer Certification Course\u003C/a\u003E. Please refer to our new \u003Ca href="?page=reviewer_certification"\u003EReviewer Certification Course\u003C/a\u003E for tips on providing an effective review.\u003C/p\u003E \u003Cp\u003EReviewers will accumulate points over a rolling 3-year period. Once a reviewer accumulates 50 points, he/she can redeem them for a free 1-year \u003Cem\u003EIndividual\u003C/em\u003E Optica Membership, a 33% discount on a 3-year \u003Cem\u003EIndividual\u003C/em\u003E Optica membership, or for a $200 discount on the Article Processing Charge (APC) or Optional Open Access fee to the Optica Publishing Group-owned journal of choice. Currently membership discounts are not applicable to the \u003Cem\u003EStudent\u003C/em\u003E or \u003Cem\u003EEarly Career\u003C/em\u003E categories.\u003C/p\u003E \u003Cp\u003E\u003Cbr\u003E\u003C/p\u003E \u003Cp\u003ESee \u003Ca href="?page=reviewer_rewards_program_rules"\u003EReviewer Rewards Program Rules\u003C/a\u003E.\u003C/p\u003E