Reviewer plays an essential role in the peer review process. Efforts of reviewers are the key to the objectives of a fair and timely review process for all of our manuscripts and the publications of only papers of the highest quality. We greatly appreciate the reviewers for their help in meeting these important objectives.
Fairness of Review
Reviewers shall regard a submitted manuscript as a privileged and confidential document and not meant to be public. They should not use, share or disclose unpublished information in a manuscript without the authors' permission. The review process shall ensure that all authors can publish their papers equally.
Type of Peer Review
All the journals employ double-masked peer review, where the referee remains anonymous throughout the process. To keep reviewer confidentiality, we never disclose the names of reviewers to authors.
Instructions for Reviewers
The Editor will be able to solicit you with the title and an abstract of the submission by email if you don't mind. Please let me know by email whether you can be a reviewer. Please let the Editor know soon. Once you agree to review the submission, the Editor will send you a file by email. Reviews should be completed preferably in four weeks.
Please download and edit the Review Form and email it to the Editor with your review. Your review will be sent in a report to the authors, usually verbatim. Please provide sound, constructive reviews, expressing your criticisms with civility. Please remember to acknowledge whatever is good in the manuscript. Please keep a copy of the review documents if the authors submit a revision. Reviewers have three weeks to review a major revision.
Deadlines for Regular Review
♦ Reviewers are given four weeks to review the submission.
♦ Reviewers are given three weeks to review the major revision.
♦ If you need more time, please let the Editor know when you expect to complete the review.