Reviewers Responsibilities

 | Post date: 2019/11/29 | 
  • Reviewers are the main journal’s officials who contribute to the peer-reviewed process. They may not disclose their identity to the authors by any means. 
  • A reviewer should immediately decline to review a submission if he/she feels that the article is technically not qualified or if the timely review cannot be completed by him/her or if the work has a conflict of interest(s).
  • All submissions should be treated fairly and confidentially, and editorial approval may be given for any outside person’s advice received.
  • No reviewer should pass on the article submitted to him/her for review to another reviewer in his own concern, it should be declined immediately.
  • Reviewers being the base of the whole quality process should ensure that the articles published should be of high quality and original work. He/she may inform the editor if he/she finds the article submitted for review is under consideration in another publication to his/her knowledge.
  • The acceptance or rejection of a submission for publication is based on the reviewer’s comments, which are the major elements in a double-blind and peer-review process.
  • The review process of any article is normally based on a case-to-case basis considering the worthiness, quality, and originality of the article submitted. In general, the following should be checked in a submission:
    • The general structure of the article submitted and its relevance to author guidelines.
    • Suitability of the submission to the general readership of IJT.
    • The introduction and the purpose or objective of the article is clearly provided.
    • The methods, results, discussion, and conclusions are provided appropriately.
    • Adequate references are provided to substantiate the manuscript contents.
    • Error-free grammar, punctuation, and spelling are evident.
    • There is no plagiarism issue evident, based on the processing by iThenticate software and the feedback from the reviewers.

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