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How do I suggest a reviewer of a publication?

How do I suggest a reviewer of a publication?

Look for people who have published papers in the same field as your submitted paper! You want a reviewer to have sound knowledge on your paper topic and he/she should know how journals work. Therefore, suggest other researchers who have done and published research in the same field.

What does a reviewer look for in a manuscript?

Reviewers look for accuracy, timeliness, and appropriateness of the manuscript that can greatly affect the chances of publishing your research. Apart from these, reviewers check for the scientific merits of the manuscript, its methods, and research misconduct (if any).

Can an editor be a reviewer?

Many journals do not have a peer review process for certain article types, for instance, short communications or letters to the editor. However, it would be unethical for an editor to indicate to a peer reviewer that he/she should recommend an acceptance.

Is a reviewer the same as an editor?

Typically reviewers are invited to conduct a review by a journal editor. Editors usually select researchers that are experts in the same subject area as the paper. However, if you think you would be a good reviewer for a specific journal you can always contact one of the journal’s editors and volunteer your knowledge.

What are the responsibilities of a peer reviewer?

Peer review provides authors with the opportunity to improve the quality and clarity of their manuscripts. It also guides the journal’s editorial staff in making publication decisions and identifying substandard manuscripts that should not be published.

What is one key difference between an editor and a peer reviewer?

An editor ensures that the researcher’s opinions are best presented with an impact quality of the drafting whereas a peer reviewer, belonging from the same research area, can further advise him regarding the research.

How long does a peer review process take?

While writing a peer review may take between 4 and 8 h, in only 19% of all reported cases authors were informed about the outcome in less than a month. In about one third of the cases (32%) authors had to wait 3 months or more and in 10% of the cases even more than 6 months before being informed.

How long does the review process take?

The review process currently averages at 89 days from submission to acceptance across our 50+ journals. It varies across journals for a number of reasons (e.g. some fields have reviewers who are on field work and out of contact for a time, and some fields do more iterations in the discussion forum).