Reviewing a manuscript written by researchers/scientist is a privilege. POLLUTION adheres to a single-blind peer-review process that is rapid, fair, and ensures a high quality of articles published. In so doing, POLLUTION needs reviewers who can provide insightful and helpful comments on submitted manuscripts with a turn around time of about 4 to 8 weeks. Maintaining POLLUTION as a scientific journal of high quality depends on reviewers with a high level of expertise.
If you are invited by POLLUTION to review a manuscript, please consider the following points/steps:
- Review manuscript constructively and prepare detailed comments about the manuscript to help authors improve their work,
- Make recommendations to the editor regarding the suitability of the manuscript for publication in the journal,
- Declare 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 any duplications,
- Treat the manuscript as a confidential document,
- Please do not communicate directly with authors,
- Do not pass on the assigned manuscript to another reviewer.
WHAT SHOULD BE CHECKED WHILE REVIEWING A MANUSCRIPT?
- Scientific reliability,
- Valuable contribution to the science,
- Ethical aspects,
- Structure of the article submitted and its relevance to authors’ guidelines,
- Suitability of references, and
- Grammar, punctuation and spelling.