Objective and fair
Reviews should be objective, constructive, and courteous. Reviewer comments are suggested to acknowledge the positive aspects of the material under review, identify the negative aspects constructively, and indicate the necessary improvements to help authors resolve weaknesses in their work. Do not use derogatory statements to authors.
Reviewers should evaluate papers solely on the base of scientific merit, originality, quality of writing, etc. They should not judge manuscripts negatively because of different academic views, or personal preferences, nor should they discriminate against authors based on the location, level of their institution, their position, seniority, gender, race, etc.
Respect due date
Please return the review within the time period specified when you are asked to review the paper. If you have events that prevent doing the review timely, please notify the editorial office of a delay.
Conflict of interests
If a reviewer has any professional, financial, or his/her affiliation that may be perceived as a conflict of interests in reviewing the manuscript, he/she should not accept the invitation for review. We ask reviewers to notify the editorial office for any potential conflicting interests that may affect to judge a manuscript impartially.
The submitted manuscript is a privileged communication and must be treated as a confidential document. Do not share contents of the manuscript with anyone. If reviewer makes a copy of the manuscript or download the manuscript, be sure to destroy it after completing the review. Reviewers should not make personal or professional use of the content or data in the manuscript, or take data or ideas for their own preemptive publication.
The review process is conducted anonymously. The journal never reveals identity of reviewers to the author; reviewers should not contact authors, and not identify themselves in the comments as well.
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