Information for Reviewers
Reviewing a manuscript written by a fellow scientist is a privilege. However, it is a time-consuming responsibility. Hence, JABR’s Editorial Board, authors, and audiences appreciate your willingness to accept this responsibility and your dedication. JABR adheres to a double-blind peer-review process that is rapid, fair, and ensures a high quality of articles published. In so doing, JABR needs reviewers who can provide insightful and helpful comments on submitted manuscripts with a turnaround time of about 2 weeks. Maintaining JABR 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. We hope that the information provided here will help to make your work easier.
Purpose and Rewards of Reviewers
JABR reviewers’ opinions of manuscripts are invaluable in helping Editor in Chief and Editorial Board in making their decisions. Peer-reviewing will help you keep up with the field and get new understandings that will improve the quality and value of your own studies.
In appreciation of your invaluable service to the JABR, your name will be included in a list we publish on the webpage of reviewers who have reviewed for the JABR. Also, reviewers who consistently exhibit excellent reviews and respond promptly to the editorial requests are considered for invitation to the Editorial Board.
If JABR’s Editor in Chief has invited you to review a manuscript, please consider the following:
What Should be Checked While Reviewing a Manuscript?
As part of the peer-review process, JABR and all its reviewers abide by the confidentiality of manuscripts submitted to the journal. In this regard, we do not share information about manuscripts, including whether they have been received and are under review, their content and status in the review process, criticism by reviewers, and their ultimate fate, to anyone other than the authors and reviewers. Any requests from third parties to use manuscripts and reviews for legal proceedings are refused.
Also, reviewers are advised not to keep the manuscript for their personal use and should destroy paper copies of manuscripts and delete electronic copies after submitting their reviews. It should also be noted that rejected manuscripts are kept in the editorial system as an archive. But, published manuscripts and all their contents regarding copies of the original submission, reviews, revisions, and correspondences are kept in perpetuity for further questions about the work should be raised.
Each manuscript is sent to two or more reviewers in the process of blinded peer review. Peer reviewers will be asked to recommend whether a manuscript should be accepted, revised, or rejected.
How to Review a Manuscript via the JABR Portal?
As the first step in the review process, we send an invitation email to the reviewers and provide them with the abstract of the manuscript. We will then register them via the JABR portal and a Username and Password will be sent to them automatically.
To complete the review process and to get access to the full text of the manuscript, reviewers should log in via the JABR portal then follow the instructions provided in below:
Please go to your profile--Reviewer Section--Pending Assignments--Click on the manuscript ID--Click on Manuscript Evaluation Form--Fill the form/attach the review file--Make the decision (Reviewer Recommendation) as to Accept, Minor Revisions, Major Revisions, Re-Submit or Reject--Push "Send to Editor" button
JABR Manuscript Evaluation Form
All reviewers are required to complete the JABR Evaluation Form which contains the following questions: