Reviewer Guidelines

A Section Editor will wait for reviewer feedback to come in before making an editorial decision about an article. The Section Editor will synthesize the reviewer input into a decision about whether to publish the submission. She can see at a glance the two reviewers’ recommendations. To see the review data from each reviewer she can click the talk bubble beside the Review Form Response. In this example, both reviewers had made the recommendation of “Revisions Required”.

Reviewer decision choices include:

Accept Submission: The submission will be accepted without revisions.  It is ready to go to Copyediting as is.

Revisions Required: The submission will be accepted after minor changes have been made.  It requires minor changes that can be reviewed and accepted by the editor.

Resubmit for Review:  It requires major changes and another round of peer review. The submission needs to be re-worked, but with significant changes, may be accepted. It will require a second round of review, however.

Resubmit Elsewhere: It doesn’t seem like a good fit for the focus and scope of this journal, either by a mismatch of subject areas or simply by not being strong enough. It is plausible that this can be remedied by resubmitting immediately to a different journal.

Decline Submission: It has too many weakness to ever be accepted. The submission will not be published with the journal.

See Comments: if none of the above recommendations make sense, you can leave a comment for the editor detailing your concerns.

Finally, hit the Submit Review button to complete your task. You’ll be asked to confirm. Once you’ve selected a decision from the dropdown menu, hit the Record Decision button.

Further information for Reviewer Guidelines (OJS version 3.3), please visit this web page.