- Reviewer Guidelines
If the Editor is our Commander-in-Chief, then our reviewers are our soldiers. They are the torchbearers of the journals’ peer review system and help editors achieve the goal of publishing high quality, original content. Their hardwork and dedication sets the tone of the work ethic admired by the journal and sets an example for anyone who wants to associate with journal. Reviewers are expected to review manuscripts within a given timeframe and provide authentic feedback and constructive criticism to help authors enhance their work and represent it in a better way. They also bear the burden of adhering the the journals standards of publishing and upholding them them at all times, through all the published material. We’re constantly looking for more soldiers to join our army of reviewers and fight the battle for better content, more reputation and quality insights to the world.
Want to know if you’re the right fit? Here are the guidelines we prescribe for every reviewer:
- Promptly reply to invitations to review submitted manuscripts and complete the review within a reasonable timeline.
- Aid the peer review process by introducing your colleagues to review manuscripts you deem are within their scope of operations. However, the editors decision to invite remains final.
- Be upfront with the editorial board about the depth of your expertise and your capability to handle the review of particular manuscripts. If an article is beyond your area of expertise is assigned to you or poses a conflict on interest, please let the editorial office know, so they can reassign it to the right person.
- Timelines for the peer review process are flexible, you can always contact the editorial office to ask for extensions and cancellations of reviews.
- Treat all work with a fair and uncompromising attitude. The reputation of the journal lies in your hands. Right from assessing if the subject of the manuscript lies within the scope of the journal to providing comments to authors and making a case for publishing decisions. Any discrepancies or foul work assessed during the review period should be reported to the editorial office immediately.
- Must do everything in your power to ensure timely completion of review tasks assigned to you and diligently suggest ways to speed up the process without letting down its integrity.
- Not divulge any confidential content or use it for their own gain. Reviewers must strive to protect authors’ works from any sort of mishaps.
- Keep criticism constructive and not use any harsh comments against authors and their work.
- Must fairly review manuscripts without being influenced by race, religion, nationality or political views.
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