REVIEWERS PAGE

Reviewing a manuscript written by a fellow scientist is a privilege. However, it is a time-consuming responsibility. Hence, IJVS's Editorial Board, authors, and audiences appreciate your willingness to accept this responsibility and dedication. IJVS adheres to a double-blind peer-review process that is rapid, fair, and ensures a high quality of articles published. In so doing, IJVS needs reviewers who can provide insightful and helpful comments on submitted manuscripts with a turnaround of about three months. Maintaining IJVS 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

If IJVS'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 to the authors or the content of a manuscript they asked to review
  6. Reporting possible research misconduct
  7. Suggest alternative reviewers if they cannot review the manuscript for any reason.
  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 as 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 they find the assigned manuscript is under consideration in any other publication to their 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. A 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