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Reviewers for Tridha Scholars

Group relies on the peer review process to uphold the quality and validity of valuable articles and the journals that publish them. Experienced reviewer or interested in reviewing for the first time, we invite you to understand the different pages.

1) What is peer review?

Reviewers play a critical role in scholarly open access publishing. Peer review helps to validate research, establish a method by which it can be evaluated and increase visibility of articles within research communities.

Single blind review

The names of the reviewers are hidden from the author. This is the traditional method of reviewing and is the most common type by far.

  • Reviewer anonymity allows for impartial decisions – the reviewers will not be influenced by the authors.
  • Authors may be concerned that reviewers in their field could delay publication, giving the reviewers a chance to publish first.
  • Reviewers may use their anonymity as justification for being unnecessarily critical or harsh when commenting on the authors’ work.

Double-blind review

Both the reviewer and the author are anonymous.

  • Author anonymity prevents any reviewer bias, for example based on an author's country of origin or previous controversial work.
  • Articles written by prestigious or renowned authors are considered on the basis of the content of their papers, rather than their reputation.
  • Reviewers can often identify the author through their writing style, subject matter or self-citation.
  • More information for authors can be found in our Double-Blind Peer Review Guidelines.

2) Becoming a Reviewer

Reviewing requires the investment of time and a certain skill set.

Do you want to be a reviewer?

Reviewers are invited to conduct a review by a journal editor. Editors usually select researchers who 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.

a) Identify which journal you would like to review

b) Check the journal homepage and view full editorial board

c) Contact the relevant editor and inform about availability of yours as a reviewer.

 

3) How to conduct a review

a) Does the article match your area of expertise? Only accept if you feel you can provide a high-quality review.

b) Do you have a potential conflict of interest? Disclose this to the editor when you respond.

c) Do you have time? Reviewing can be a lot of work – before you commit, make sure you can meet the deadline.

d) Finally: educate yourself on the peer review process

Your recommendation

a) Reject (explain reason in report)

b) Accept without revision

c) Revise – either major or minor (explain the revision that is required and indicate to the editor whether or not you would be happy to review the revised article)