Responsibilities of Peer Reviewers

Reviewing helps the editor to make decisions about publishing a paper and aims to improve the article.

A reviewer who is not qualified to review the material or cannot quickly prepare a review should immediately notify the editor and exclude himself or herself from the review process.

Manuscripts received for consideration should be treated as confidential documents, not disclosed to third parties and not discussed.

Feedback should be objective and comments clear and reasoned.

Reviewers should identify published works that have not been cited by the authors. Previously published materials, research results, conclusions should be accompanied by a quotation. The reviewer should also draw the editor's attention to the significant coincidence of the content of the reviewed manuscript with any other published work.

Disclosure and conflict of interest

The reviewer may not use unpublished material in his own research without the written consent of the author. Information or ideas obtained during the review are confidential and may not be used for personal purposes. Reviewers may not review manuscripts if there is a conflict of interest due to a competitive, joint, or other relationship or relationship with any of the authors, companies, or organizations.