An update with regard to my prior post on a solicitation for minority scientists to review papers for the journals published by a big discipline organization.
Nothing so far from them.
(I have reviewed one paper since then for a non-society journal.)
Here’s my comment on it from the first post:
“I am mindful of not over committing to reviewing papers. I am not going to take on dozens of articles. Right now I have zero, and haven’t had one in months. Other aspects of my work should and will come first. However, I am also mindful of being excluded (purposely or not) from the collaborative aspects of science; conference talks, workshops and to some degree reviewing. As someone who is still trying to break into a permanent science position I am all for participating in these aspects of the work. As much as I need to put good work on my CV, the last thing I need is to be invisible.”