Reviewers

REVIEWERS PAGE

Reviewing a manuscript written by a fellow scientist is a privilege. However, it is a time-consuming responsibility. Hence, OAJRE’s Editorial Board, authors, and audiences appreciate your willingness to accept this responsibility and your dedication. OAJRE adheres to a double-blind peer-review process that is rapid, fair, and ensures a high quality of articles published. In so doing, OAJRE needs reviewers who can provide insightful and helpful comments on submitted manuscripts with a turn around time of about 4 weeks. Maintaining OAJRE as a scientific journal of high quality depends on reviewers with a high level of expertise and an ability to be objective, fair, and insightful in their evaluation of manuscripts.

 

REVIEWERS’ RESPONSIBILITIES

(http://publicationethics.org/files/u7140/Peer%20review%20guidelines.pdf)

If OAJRE’s Editor-in-Chief has invited you to review a manuscript, please consider the following:

  1. Reviewing manuscript critically but constructively and preparing detailed comments about; the manuscript to help authors improve their work;
  2. Reviewing multiple versions of a manuscript as necessary;
  3. Providing all required information within established deadlines;
  4. Making recommendations to the editor regarding the suitability of the manuscript for publication in the journal;
  5. Declaring to the editor any potential conflicts of interest with respect to the authors or the content of a manuscript they are asked to review;
  6. Reporting possible research misconducts;
  7. Suggesting alternative reviewers in case they cannot review the manuscript for any reasons;
  8. Treating the manuscript as a confidential document;
  9. Not making any use of the work described in the manuscript;
  10. Not communicating directly with authors, if somehow they identify the authors;
  11. Not identifying themselves to authors;
  12. Not passing on the assigned manuscript to another reviewer;
  13. Ensuring that the manuscript is of high quality and original work;
  14. Informing the editor if he/she finds the assigned manuscript is under consideration in any other publication to his/her knowledge;
  15. Writing review report in English only;
  16. Authoring a commentary for publication related to the reviewed manuscript.

 

WHAT SHOULD BE CHECKED WHILE REVIEWING A MANUSCRIPT?

  1. Novelty;
  2. Originality;
  3. Scientific Reliability;
  4. Valuable contribution to the science;
  5. Adding new aspects to the existed field of study;
  6. Ethical aspects;
  7. Structure of the article submitted and its relevance to authors’ guidelines;
  8. References provided to substantiate the content;
  9. Grammar, punctuation and spelling;
  10. Scientific misconduct.