By the end of 2020, the European Respiratory Journal (ERJ) launched a two-year mentoring scheme for early career researchers to work alongside senior members of the editorial board to develop their skills in peer review and editorial decision-making. Cristina Ardura was appointed as an early career editor for the ERJ in 2021.
The ERJ recognises individuals who have greatly contributed to the peer review process during the past 12 months. Eva Pedersen has received the ERJ top peer review award 2021. The top reviewer selections are based on the number and quality of reviews completed.