Westlund continously acts in service of academia by assisting journals, book publishers, grant institutions, universities etc. with reviews and editorial work. In addition to the categories of reviewing listed here, Westlund has also served as an outside expert when other universities have scrutinized applications for postdoctoral- and senior lecturer positions (Karlstad University; Uppsala University). He has also served as opponent on PhD dissertation seminars and PhD dissertation defences (Södertörn University; University of Bergen).