The aim of peer review is to help improve the overall quality of a manuscript under review; hence making it an integral aspect of publication process. Even though time-consuming, the review process helps an editor to make a decision on an article and also enables the author to improve the manuscript.
- You must focus your evaluation on the originality of the paper and decide whether it is interesting enough to be published.
- Your assessment should be based on the possible merits of the paper and the physiological significance of your findings must be mentioned in your confidential remarks to the Editor.
- Reviews should be pertinent and concise.
- Reviewers should not be influenced by:
- The manuscript’s origin
- Cultural, religious or political viewpoint of the author
- Ethnicity, citizenry, race or gender of the author
- Ahead of publishing, manuscripts are confidential material trustily provided to a reviewer for the sole purpose of critical evaluation. You must make sure that the review process and the manuscript details remain confidential.
- As a reviewer you should focus on the following:
- Depth of research
- Clarity of presentation
- Technical quality
- Contribution to the field
- Verify whether the author(s) have followed the regulations mandated for them in addition to editorial policies, publication ethics and reporting guidelines.
- If you feel any part of the article has been plagiarised, manipulated, duplicated or raises concerns in any manner, you can submit your findings to the Editor.
- Reviewers should never rewrite the manuscript; however, they can highlight necessary corrections and make suggestions for improvements.
- Reviewers’ recommendation should be either:
- Reject/ Not suitable for the journal
Benefits for Reviewers:
- Reviewer profile will be displayed on our website with an image, biography and area of interest.
- A certificate will be awarded as a credit of your valuable contribution and support.
- Reviewer will also qualify for additional benefits such as special waiver on publication fee for articles such as editorial or research/review.