Reviewer's Responsibilities

  • Information regarding manuscripts submitted by authors should be kept confidential and be treated as privileged information;
  • Reviews should be conducted objectively. There shall be no personal criticism of the author. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments;
  • Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that had been previously reported elsewhere should be accompanied by the relevant citation;
  • Reviewers should request to the Editors attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge;
  • In case, any reviewer feels that it is not possible for him/her to complete review of the manuscript within stipulated time then the same must be communicated to the editors so that the same could be sent to any other reviewer;
  • Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.