Reviewing a manuscript written by a fellow scientist is a privilege. However, it is a time-consuming responsibility. Hence, the REA’s Editorial Board, authors, and audiences appreciate your willingness to accept this responsibility and your dedication. REA journals adheres to a double-blind peer-review process. REA journals need reviewers who can provide insightful and helpful comments on submitted manuscripts with a turn around time of about six weeks.
If 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.
– Not making any use of the work described in the manuscript.
– Not communicating directly with authors, if somehow they identify the authors and 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 a review report in English only.
The following diagram depicts the reviewing procedure.