Reviewer Guidelines


What is Peer Review

Peer review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research areas assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity, and significance to help editors determine whether a manuscript should be published in their journal.   How...

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Conducting the review

Reviewing needs to be conducted confidentially; the manuscript you have been asked to review should not be disclosed to a third party. You should not attempt to contact the author. Be aware when you submit your review that any recommendations you make will contribute to the...

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Originality in Peer Review

Is the manuscript sufficiently novel and interesting to warrant publication? Does it add to the canon of knowledge? Does the manuscript adhere to the journal’s standards? Is the research question an important one? In order to determine its originality and appropriateness for the journal, it...

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Communication with editor

Once you have completed your evaluation of the manuscript the next step is to write up your report. If it looks like you might miss your deadline, let the editor know. Download the manuscript in word format from the link provided at www.innovpub.org pre-publication portal after your reviewer...

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Ethical Guidelines for peer reviewers

The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines has published ethical guidelines for peer review (https://publicationethics.org/) Ethical Guideline for Peer Reviewers. We ensure that that peer review is fair, unbiased, and timely. Discussion to accept or reject a manuscript for publication...

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Review General Information

Review should be conducted fairly and objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. If the research reported in the manuscript is flawed, criticize the science, not the scientist. Personal criticism is likely to lead an author to ignore useful comments, making your review...

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Reviewer Comments to the Editor

Reviewer Comments to the Editor will be submitted to the Handling Editor-in-Chief only. These should include any possible conflicts of interest. Comments and constructive criticism of the manuscript should be placed in the Comments to the Author.   Review points to consider : Is the information of significant...

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Review Structure

Is the manuscript clearly laid out? In the case of the original article, are all the key elements present: abstract, introduction, material and methods, results, discussion, and references? Consider each element in turn: Title: Does it clearly describe the manuscript? Abstract: Does it reflect the...

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PUBLONS Reviewer recognition

Get reviewer benefit on PUBLONS How do I add peer reviews to Publons? If you are a registered reviewer of the journal use peer review to both validate the research reported in submitted manuscripts, sometimes to help inform their decisions about where or not to publish that...

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Reviewer Comments for the Author

Comments should be constructive and designed to enhance the manuscript. You should consider yourself the authors’ mentor. Make your comments as complete and detailed as possible. Express your views clearly with supporting arguments and references as necessary. Include clear opinions about the strengths, weaknesses and...

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What is ORCID?

What is ORCID? ORCID is a non-profit organization that provides researchers with a unique digital identifier. These identifiers can be used by publishers, authors, editors, funding agencies, and institutions to reliably identify individuals in the same way that ISSN and DOIs identify journals and articles. Thus...

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Peer Review Checklist

Primary Review Is it reporting original research or is it another type of article? How does this change your report? Does the study answer a question or contribute to the field? Is it clear what the authors want to communicate and the direction of the...

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13520

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57459

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