Reviewing a manuscript written by a fellow scientist is a privilege. However, it is a time-consuming responsibility. JBB Editorial Board, authors, and audiences appreciate your dedication. JBB adheres to a double-blind peer-review process that is rapid, fair, and ensures a high quality of articles published. In so doing, JBB needs reviewers who can provide insightful and helpful comments on submitted manuscripts with a turnaround time of about 2 weeks. Maintaining JBB 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.
If JBB’s Editor-in-Chief has invited you to review a manuscript, please consider the following:
- Reviewing manuscript critically but constructively and preparing detailed comments about the manuscript to help authors improve their work.
- Reviewing multiple versions of a manuscript as necessary.
- Providing all required information within established deadlines.
- Making recommendations to the editor regarding the suitability of the manuscript for publication in the journal.
- 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.
- Reporting possible research misconducts.
- Suggesting alternative reviewers in case they cannot review the manuscript for any reasons.
- Treating the manuscript as a confidential document.
- Not making any use of the work described in the manuscript.
- Not communicating directly with authors, if somehow, they identify the authors.
- Not identifying themselves to authors.
- Not passing on the assigned manuscript to another reviewer.
- Ensuring that the manuscript is of high quality and original work.
- Informing the editor if he/she finds the assigned manuscript is under consideration in any other publication to his/her knowledge.
- Writing review report in English only.
- Authoring a commentary for publication related to the reviewed manuscript.
You can find the short training about reviewing:
Publons Academy On-Demand Webinar
WHAT SHOULD BE CHECKED WHILE REVIEWING A MANUSCRIPT?
- Scientific reliability.
- A valuable contribution to science.
- Adding new aspects to the existed field of study.
- Ethical aspects.
- Structure of the article submitted and its relevance to authors’ guidelines.
- References are provided to substantiate the content.
- Grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
- Scientific misconduct.
Peer reviewers are key to advancing scholarship and contributing to the quality of scholarly journals. We would like to thank the following reviewers who have taken part in the peer-review process for Journal of Biomedicine and Biochemistry (JBB)
We wanted to remind you about our free, online peer review training course -- the Publons Academy