Reviewers page

Reviewing a manuscript written by a fellow scientist is a privilege. However, it is a time-consuming responsibility. Hence, JFBE’s Editorial Board, authors, and audiences appreciate your willingness to accept this responsibility and your dedication. JFBE adheres to a double-blind peer-review process that is rapid, fair, and ensures a high quality of articles published. In so doing, JFBE needs reviewers who can provide insightful and helpful comments on submitted manuscripts with a turn around time of about 4 weeks. Maintaining JFBE as a scientific journal of high quality depends on reviewers with a high level of expertise and an ability to be objective, fair, and insightful in their evaluation of manuscripts.

 

Reviewers’ responsibilities

If JFBE’s Editor-in-Chief has invited you to review a manuscript, please consider the following:

 

  • Reviewing manuscript critically but constructively and preparing detailed comments about the manuscript to help authors improve their work
  • Reviewing multiple versions of a manuscript as necessary
  • Providing all required information within established deadlines
  • Making recommendations to the editor regarding the suitability of the manuscript for publication in the journal
  • Declaring to the editor any potential conflicts of interest with respect to the authors or the content of a manuscript they are asked to review
  • Reporting possible research misconducts
  • Suggesting alternative reviewers in case they cannot review the manuscript for any reasons
  • Treating the manuscript as a confidential document
  • Not making any use of the work described in the manuscript
  • Not communicating directly with authors, if somehow they identify the authors
  • Not identifying themselves to authors
  • Not passing on the assigned manuscript to another reviewer
  • Ensuring that the manuscript is of high quality and original work
  • Informing the editor if he/she finds the assigned manuscript is under consideration in any other publication to his/her knowledge
  • Writing review report in English only
  • Authoring a commentary for publication related to the reviewed manuscript

 

What should be checked while reviewing a manuscript for JFBE?

  • Novelty
  • Originality
  • Scientific reliability
  • Valuable contribution to the science
  • Adding new aspects to the existed field of study
  • Ethical aspects
  • Structure of the article submitted and its relevance to authors’ guidelines
  • References provided to substantiate the content
  • Grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Scientific misconduct