Duties of Reviewers

Duties of Reviewers

  • Peer review assists in  editorial decision making and helps the author in improving the paper.
  • A referee who feels himself unqualified to evaluate a manuscript should notify the editor and excuse himself.
  • Reviewing work is based on objective principles. Subjective criticism of the author, personal and individual judgments are to be avoided. Points of views of the reviewer should supported by arguments.

Acknowledgement of sources

Submitted manuscripts must be authentic, and a result of own scientific effort. Any included data and statements of not own origin should be accompanied by the relevant citation.

The reviewer should draw the attention of the editor to existence of possible overlap or plagiarism between the manuscript under consideration and other sources related to the author or to others without clear citation.

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards

A paper should present a sufficient scientific content and references to permit others to replicate the work.

Data access and retention

Authors may be asked to submit the raw data related to the manuscript under consideration for editorial review.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Duties of the Editorial Board

Editorial boards are essential and valuable resource for journals to publications because they make sure that journals are published with integrity and accuracy. These boards often include the publisher, editor-in-chief, assistant editor, advertising editor and department editors. Editorial boards of Journal are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.