Reviewer Guidelines

All manuscripts that are received for review must be treated as confidential. Reviews should be conducted objectively.

Reviewers should avoid using information obtained in the peer review process for their personal benefit.

Reviewers should decline to review a submission if they feel unable to provide a good review for various reasons (e.g., they have no subject expertise or have no access to required data, etc.).

Reviewers should express their views clearly, objectively, and constructively in their reports. Personal criticism of authors and baseless judgments are inappropriate.

Reviewers have to inform the Editors about any plagiarism. Reviewers should indicate published research that the author (s) did not mention in the manuscript.

Reviewers should declare all potential conflicts of interest.

  • Reviewers cannot be:
  • the heads of organizations, educational institutions, staff from the departments, laboratories, or other subdivisions in which the authors work;
  • subordinates or relatives of the authors;
  • co-authors of previously published articles and current submissions;
  • scientific supervisors of the authors.

Reviewers should respect the confidentiality of material supplied to them and may not discuss unpublished manuscripts with colleagues, or use the information in their own work. Reviewers may not use unpublished materials in their own research without the author’s permission.

Ethical Principles for Reviewers

All manuscripts that are received for review must be treated as confidential. Reviews should be conducted objectively.

Reviewers should avoid using information obtained in the peer review process for their personal benefit.

Reviewers should decline to review a submission if they feel unable to provide a good review for various reasons (e.g., they have no subject expertise or have no access to required data, etc.).

Reviewers should express their views clearly, objectively, and constructively in their reports. Personal criticism of authors and baseless judgments are inappropriate.

Reviewers have to inform the Editors about any plagiarism. Reviewers should indicate published research that the author (s) did not mention in the manuscript.

Reviewers should declare all potential conflicts of interest.

  • Reviewers cannot be:
  • the heads of organizations, educational institutions, staff from the departments, laboratories, or other subdivisions in which the authors work;
  • subordinates or relatives of the authors;
  • co-authors of previously published articles and current submissions;
  • scientific supervisors of the authors.

Reviewers should respect the confidentiality of material supplied to them and may not discuss unpublished manuscripts with colleagues, or use the information in their own work. Reviewers may not use unpublished materials in their own research without the author’s permission.

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