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Reviewer Responsibilities

CRG journals rely on blind peer review process. Peer review is the essential element in promoting quality and excellence in the papers published in our scientific, educational, and professional journals. Reviewers play a vital role in judging the quality of submitted manuscripts along with the support of Editorial Board Members through Peer-Review process.

Responsibilities of Reviewers

  1. Rigorous Peer Process: Reviewers should ensure that they follow rigorous standards for the review process to maintain the quality of the journal.
  2. Unbiased Decisions: the comments for the manuscripts should be transparent and unbiased and should base on religion, nationality, personal or professional conflicts.
  3. Timely Decision: Reviewers should follow the time allocated by the editorial office for the review process to ensure the timely publication of the article. Reviewers can request editorial office if they need to extend the review period.
  4. Confidentiality: Reviewers should not share any information from an assigned manuscript with outsiders without the prior permission from the Editor or authors to preserve the data from an assigned manuscript. Comments should be confidential shared with editorial office only.
  5. Constructive Assessment: Reviewers should comment on ethical content only. A reviewer should explain and support his or her judgment clearly enough that Editors and Authors can understand the basis of the comments. The reviewer should ensure that an observation or argument that has been previously reported be accompanied by a relevant citation and should immediately alert the Editor when he or she becomes aware of duplicate publication. A reviewer should not use any kind of abusive language while commenting on an article.
  6. Competence: Reviewer with inadequate experience may decline the to review the article assigned and suggest any potential reviewers if any in the relevant field of the journal.
  7. Disclosure of Conflict of Interest: Reviewer should declare the conflict of interests before taking the responsibility of assigned manuscript for review process to the assigned editor and publication house. They should not consider the manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interests resulting with authors of the paper.