1. Reviewer Responsibilities
As a reviewer for JNLP, you play a crucial role in maintaining the quality and integrity of the journal's content. Your objective evaluation and constructive feedback are essential in assisting authors and the editorial board in making informed decisions.
All manuscripts and associated materials sent for review are confidential documents. Reviewers must treat them as such and refrain from discussing the content with anyone other than the editorial team. Reviewers should not use or disclose any information from the manuscript for personal gain or competitive advantage.
Timely reviews are critical to the efficiency of the peer review process. Reviewers are expected to promptly accept or decline review invitations and complete their reviews within the stipulated timeframe. If additional time is required, please communicate with the editorial office.
4. Conflict of Interest
Reviewers should declare any potential conflicts of interest that may affect their impartiality in reviewing a manuscript. If you have any affiliations or relationships that could compromise the objectivity of your review, please decline the invitation.
5. Reviewer Expertise
Accept review invitations for manuscripts that align with your area of expertise. If you feel that the topic or methodology is beyond your scope of knowledge, it is advisable to decline the review invitation.
6. Review Criteria
Evaluate manuscripts based on the following criteria:
- Originality and significance of the research.
- Clarity and organization of the manuscript.
- Appropriateness of methodology and data analysis.
- Adequacy of citations and references.
- Ethical considerations and compliance with publication standards.
7. Constructive Feedback
Provide clear, detailed, and constructive feedback to authors. Highlight both strengths and weaknesses of the manuscript. Your comments should help authors improve the quality of their work and guide the editorial decision.
8. Ethical Considerations
Ensure that the manuscript adheres to ethical guidelines, including proper citation of sources, avoidance of plagiarism, and compliance with research and publication ethics.
9. Confidential Comments to Editors
In addition to comments directed to the authors, provide confidential comments to the editors regarding the manuscript's overall suitability for publication, potential concerns, and any additional information that could assist in the decision-making process.
10. Recommendation for Decision
Based on your evaluation, recommend one of the following decisions: accept, accept with minor revisions, major revisions and re-review, reject with the possibility of resubmission, or outright reject.
11. Professional Conduct
Maintain professionalism and respect in your communication with authors and the editorial team. Avoid personal attacks or derogatory comments.
12. Feedback and Improvement
Periodically, JNLP may request feedback from reviewers about their experiences and the peer review process. Your insights are valuable in continually improving the journal's quality and procedures.
13. Contact Information
If you have any questions or concerns about your role as a reviewer, please contact the editorial office at firstname.lastname@example.org.