Ethical guidelines for Peer
reviewer should avoid personal comments or criticism for an article submitted.
reviewer should maintain the confidentiality of the review process by not
disclosing information of the reviewed paper without permission from the
reviewer should determine originality, credit, and scope of the work and need
to suggest a number of ways to improve it so that it highlights the quality of
reviewer should give his/her comments in an unbiased manner following the
peer reviewer should protect readers from incorrect or flawed research or
studies that cannot be validated and/ reproduced by others.
reviewer should not use/disclose any unpublished work/ arguments/
interpretations of a submitted manuscript for his/her own work, but with
consent from the author.
should openly declare any potential conflict of interests and take assistance
from the Editor regarding any uncertain conflicts.
should notify the Editor if they before have already reviewed the manuscript in
other journal and seek guidance whether to carry further or not.
should immediately notify the Editor if they found any partial or whole
information in the manuscript is plagiarised or infringed.
Reviewers should not attempt to contact the authors before the
article is published without the permission of the Editor.