Guidelines For Reviewers
If you are interested in reviewing articles for one or more of our journals, please register your contact details, institutional affiliation, a short CV, and 5-6 keywords in line with your expertise at the following link: click here
The managing editors of the selected journals will send you a notification once approved.
The following procedures and policies provide essential information for researchers who agree to assist us by assessing papers submitted to JMD Online Publishers.
- Manuscripts submitted to JMD Online Publishers are reviewed by at least two experts. If reviewers are busy so it won’t always be possible for invitations to be accepted. Please let us know as soon as possible if they need to refuse a review or if a problem arises after the invitation has been accepted. We are committed to providing authors with a timely review and publication process, which requires a rapid response from editors and reviewers alike.
- If you agree to review an article, we ask that you return your review within a short timeframe, typically within two (2) weeks of receiving a manuscript, in order to maintain a rapid review schedule. Reviewers are asked to evaluate the quality of the manuscript and to provide a recommendation to the external editor on whether a manuscript can be accepted, requires revisions or should be rejected.
- As part of the assessment, reviewers will be asked: to rate the originality, significance, quality of the presentation, scientific soundness, interest to the readers, overall merit and English level of the manuscript; to provide an overall recommendation for the publication of the manuscript; to provide a detailed, constructive review report.
- Reviewers should be careful not to reveal their identity to the authors, either in their comments or in metadata for reports submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
Based on the reviewer’s comments the assigned Editor will take the final decision about the acceptance or rejection of the manuscript. The Editor may decide to: 1) accept the manuscript with major or minor revision, 2) invite authors to resubmit the manuscript after revisions while the final decision is kept pending, or 3) reject the manuscript. Editor decision in all cases will be based on the arguments of the reviewers and authors.