Reviewers Responsibilities

Contribution of Double-Blind Peer Review

In making editorial decisions the reviewers get assistance from double blind peer review.

The reviewers are unaware of author's identity.

If available any information regarding the identification of author will be removed from the manuscript before providing to review.

Comments communicated to Editor specified by reviewers will be confidential and nameless, and editor must forward them to author.

The names of the reviewers remain strictly confidential except Chief Editor and Associate Editors.


If any selected referee feels unqualified to review the allocated manuscript or due to unavoidable reasons unable to provide a prompt review should notify the Chief Editor and Associate Editors and excuse him / her from the review process.


The reviewers are supposed to keep confidential the content (abstracts, papers, tools, experiments), opinions of other reviewers, as well as any information regarding the discussion and acceptance/rejection decisions of manuscript received.

They must not be shown to or discussed with other except authorized by the Chief Editor and Associate Editors.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively.

Personal interest or criticism of the author is unethical.

Referees should express their opinion clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgment of Sources

Identification of relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors must be done by the referees.

Any statement that had been previously reported elsewhere should be accompanied by the relevant citation.

A reviewer should also intimate to the Chief Editor/Associate Editors if any substantial resemblance or overlap between the article under consideration and any other published article of which they have personal awareness.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Reviewers are supposed to refuse the review of manuscripts in which they may have conflicts of interest due to competitive, collaborative, or any other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Any sort of privileged information or ideas gained through double blind peer review must be kept confidential and it may not be taken for personal use or benefit.

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