Duties of Editorial Board/Peer Reviewer
DUTIES OF EDITORIAL BOARD/PEER REVIEWERS
Editorial Board Responsibilities
Submitted papers should be evaluated based on their scientific method, technical soundness, contribution to the repository of new knowledge, and novelty. The fair decision should be observed by the Editorial Board regardless of age, nationality , position, academic rank, educational background, culture, origin, political beliefs, and gender of the author/s. Situations that may lead to a conflict of interest should be avoided.
Duties of Peer Reviewers
Selected reviewer who feels unqualified to review the article reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review should be impossible should notify the Editor-in-Chief to excuse from the review process.
Manuscripts received for review must be treated with full confidentiality. Since the double-blind peer review process is being observed, the anonymity of both the author/s and reviewer should not be disclosed. The manuscript reviewed should not be posted on any website or social media as well as the result of the Reviewer’s Evaluation Form or any confidential material without prior permission from the Editor-in-Chief whether or not the submission is eventually published.
Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author/s is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgment of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should call the Editor-in-Chief’s attention to any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.