The role of the reviewer is vital and bears a great responsibility in ensuring the integrity of the scholarly record. Every reviewer is expected to perform manuscript evaluation in a timely, transparent, and ethical manner, following the COPE guidelines.
Reviewers should meet the following criteria:
- Hold no conflicts of interest with any of the authors;
- Should not come from the same institution as the authors;
- Should not have published together with the authors in the last three years;
- Hold a PhD or be MD (applicable for medical journals);
- Have relevant experience and have a proven publication record in the field of the submitted paper (Scopus, ORCID);
- Are experienced scholars in the field of the submitted paper;
- Hold an official and recognized academic affiliation.
KJB strives for a rigorous peer review to ensure a thorough evaluation of each manuscript—this is a fundamental task for our reviewers. Reviewers who accept to review a manuscript are expected to:
- Have the necessary expertise to judge the scientific quality of the manuscript;
- Provide quality review reports and remain responsive throughout the peer review process;
- Maintain standards of professionalism and ethics.