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Peer review is the principal mechanism by which the quality of research is judged. Most funding decisions in science and the academic advancement of scientists are based on peer-reviewed publications.

Peer-reviewer responsibilities toward authors
1. Providing written, unbiased feedback in a timely manner on the scholarly merits and the scientific value of the work, together with the documented basis for the reviewerís opinion
2. Indicating whether the writing is clear, concise, and relevant and rating the workís composition, scientific accuracy, originality, and interest to the journalís readers
3. Avoiding personal comments or criticism
4. Maintaining the confidentiality of the review process: not sharing, discussing with third parties, or disclosing information from the reviewed paper
Peer-reviewer responsibilities toward editors
5. Notifying the editor immediately if unable to review in a timely manner and providing the names of potential other reviewers
6. Alerting the editor about any potential personal or financial conflict of interest and declining to review when a possibility of a conflict exists
7. Complying with the editorís written instructions on the journalís expectations for the scope, content, and quality of the review
8. Providing a thoughtful, fair, constructive, and informative critique of the submitted work, which may include supplementary material provided to the journal by the author
9. Determining scientific merit, originality, and scope of the work; indicating ways to improve it; and recommending acceptance or rejection using whatever rating scale the editor deems most useful
10. Noting any ethical concerns, such as any violation of accepted norms of ethical treatment of animal or human subjects or substantial similarity between the reviewed manuscript and any published paper or any manuscript concurrently submitted to another journal which may be known to the reviewer
11. Refraining from direct author contact
Peer-reviewer responsibilities toward readers
1. Ensuring that the methods are adequately detailed to allow the reader to judge the scientific merit of the study design and be able to replicate the study, if desired
2. Ensuring that the article cites all relevant work by other scientists

 

 

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