Basics of Peer Review

The peer review process for journal publication is essentially a quality control mechanism. It is a process by which experts evaluate scholarly works, and its objective…
Peer review process and editorial decision making at journals
As the volume of publishing is increasing, journal editors are finding it increasingly difficult to appoint reviewers as many refuse review requests. What are the…
Why peer reviewers refuse review requests
Journal decision making is complex and involves multiple layers of screening. Peer review is an extremely crucial part of this process, one on which the journal's…
Answers to questions all researchers have about the journal decision-making process
Many early career researchers and students are often baffled about the role of peer review and what it entails. This article covers the basics of the peer review system…
What is peer review - The basics and guidelines for authors
How serious is an erratum, expression of concern, or a retraction? They should all be avoided as they do not reflect well on your research if it needs to be corrected or…
What authors need to know about errata, expressions of concern, and retractions
The ultimate objective of peer review is to ensure a high quality of published science and authors should view the process as an opportunity to improve the quality of…
What is peer review?
Authors find the peer review process daunting mainly because of the delays in editorial decision making. Why do editors take long to inform authors about the fate of…
Why is peer review so slow? The first step: identifying peer reviewers
Been looking for answers to your questions about the journal peer review process? Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and answers to them.
Different journals follow different types of peer review based on the kind of research they publish and their journal management style. Being aware of the various types…
Journal editors face various challenges while appointing reviewers. This post discusses these challenges and how editors deal with them.