e-ISSN: 2413-9289
A Biannual Published Journal of Isra University, Pakistan
الأحد 16 ذو الحجة 1445
Sunday 23rd June 2024
Current Issue:
Volume 15 - Issue 2, Jul – Dec 2023
Archives Instructions for Authors Manuscript Submission Peer Review Process Instructions for Reviewer Ahead of Printing Article Tracking
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Policy on Peer Review Terms and Conditions

Peer reviewers play a central and critical part in the peer-review process. IMJ ensures that all reviewers adhere to a set of basic principles and standards during the peer-review process in research publication. It will be based upon Guidelines of COPE emphasizing Conflicts of interest, Confidentiality, Timeliness, Scientific misconduct, Appropriate feedback, Ownership of review, IMJ use of reviewer’s registration details.

Double-blind peer review: IMJ follows a double-blind peer review process

Conflicts of interests: During the review process, IMJ asks the author/authors to declare any potentially conflicting or competing interests (which could be personal, intellectual, financial, professional, political or religious in nature) so that the editorial team can assess and factor them into their decisions. In that case, the reviewer should not agree to review a manuscript just to gain sight of it with no intention of submitting a review.

Confidentiality: Manuscripts submitted to IMJ are authors’ private, confidential property; reviewers should keep manuscripts and the information they contain strictly confidential. Reviewers should not retain the manuscript for personal use and should destroy/delete the hard or soft copies after submitting their review.

Timeliness: If a reviewer feel qualified to review a particular manuscript, he or she should only agree to review only if found able to return a review within the proposed or mutually agreed time-frame.

Scientific misconduct: If a reviewer has concerns that misconduct occurred during either the research, its writing, submission, or its substantial similarity between the manuscript and a concurrent submission to another journal or a published article, please do let the journal Editorial team know.

Appropriate feedback: As a reviewer, you must provide a fair, honest, and unbiased assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the manuscript. For example, be specific in your critique, and provide supporting evidence with appropriate references to substantiate general statements. Be professional and refrain from being hostile or inflammatory and from making libelous or derogatory personal comments. If the work is not clear because of missing analyses, the reviewer should comment and explain what additional analyses would clarify the work submitted. It is not the job of the reviewer to extend the work beyond its current scope.

Ownership of your review: The reviewer will remain the owner of the review till he submits it to IMJ. It is his responsibility to clearly mention details of any co-reviewer or other third party who may have contributed to review.

Restrictions on your use of your review: We do not restrict the use you make of your review once the manuscript has been published. However, an author’s manuscript remains confidential until it is published, and you must not disclose any information about an unpublished manuscript, including your review of it. 

Your registration details: IMJ is having a detailed database for the reviewers’ pool to be used in review process. The database comprises of reviewer’s name, qualifications, designation, present position, institute, specialty, special interest in research, and contact details. The data base kept confidential and used to be updated on annual basis or as per required.

Updated February 17, 2022