Peer review process
Peer review is a critical factor in promoting the rigor and high quality of scientific research. The entire scientific community benefits when the peer-review process is timely, thorough, and balanced. The editors of ISTP greatly appreciate the tremendous collective contribution that reviewers make to our journals and the articles they publish.
Through the peer review process, manuscripts should become:
Typically two or three reviewers will be invited for peer review on each article. For reviewing invitation, the reviewer should make quick response, accept or decline. If decline, the reviewers are welcomed to suggest alternatives who are available and capable of doing this work. If accept, the reviewer is expected to submit a review report of this manuscript, with a recommendation to accept or reject it – or else with a request for revision (usually flagged as either major or minor) before it is reconsidered. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewers’ advice and feedback to authors.
Of course, in addition to offering authors advice, another important purpose of peer review is to make sure that the manuscripts the journal eventually publishes are of high quality. If a journal publishes too many low-quality manuscripts, its reputation and number of readers will decline.
The role of a reviewer
Peer review - and reviewers - are at the heart of the academic publishing process. To establish and maintain the level of excellence of a journal it is necessary that submitted articles be critically read by someone who can judge the correctness, originality, and significance of the work. Peer reviewers are experts who volunteer their time to help improve the journal manuscripts they review, they provide feedback on the paper, suggest improvements and make a recommendation to the editor about whether to accept, reject or request changes to the article. The more the reviewer’ expertise can match the topic of the paper, the more likely we will be able to render a fair decision on the publication of the paper. The ultimate decision always rests with the editor but reviewers play a significant role in determining the result.
Reviewing a paper on a topic related to your area of expertise is a valuable contribution to the advancement of the field. Participating in the peer review process is also a way to stay informed about emerging scientific advances. ISPT welcomes new reviewers and appreciates the contributions of all who volunteer their time and expertise to review submissions to our journals.
Responsibilities of reviewers
The anonymous evaluation of a paper should follow some generally accepted professional guidelines, and it places the reviewer under certain obligations to the author and the journal.
Requirements of reviewers
Benefits and rights of reviewers
How to become an ISTP reviewer?
If you want to be a reviewer of ISTP, please contact our editorial office for application by sending your latest CV with a color Photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. Kindly mention in mail subject “Application for a reviewer for ISTP”. Please click here to download application form.
The Editorial Board is also known as an Advisory Board typically consists of a group of prominent people from different backgrounds having some expertise in the journal’s field. An editorial/advisory board is very important as they act as ambassadors for journals. To some extent the quality of a journal is judged by the members and academic credentials of its editorial board.
Responsibilities of the Editorial Board
Aside from providing prestige, the role of the editorial board is to advise and support the editor. Responsibilities may include:
Recruiting the Editorial Board Members
How to Join the Editorial Board?
To join as Editorial Member send your latest CV with a color Photo to email@example.com. Kindly mention in mail subject “Application for the Editorial Board Member for ISTP”. Please click here to download application form.