Reviewers play a major role in Open Access publishing. Peer Review system is an important process for quality of research, scientific validation and publication. Peer review is the foundation for safeguarding the quality and integrity of scientific and scholarly research. The policy adopted subjected to a double-blind peer review process. A reviewer has to review the articles received from the editorial office or the editor within the specifically mentioned timeline.
- Reviewers should not be prejudiced or partial while reviewing the manuscript.
- Reviewers should not disclose their identity to the authors, at any stage of the publication of the manuscript.
- Reviewers should review the manuscript within the provided timeline in order to facilitate timely completion of the review process.
- Reviewers should submit the acceptance letter once it is assigned to them.
- Reviewer should directly inform the editor, if the manuscript does not meet the standards of the journal or there is no quality content in the manuscript.
- Reviewers should directly contact the editor/editorial office, if there is any problem in the manuscript content/figures/tables/experimental data.
- Articles are assigned based on the research interests of the reviewer. They can approach the assigned editor/editorial office, if the manuscript is beyond their expertise.
- Reviewers have to remember that the final decision to accept or reject will depends on comments of the editor.