Publication Ethics of Article Evaluators
- Article reviewers should contribute to improving the quality and utility of original articles by, for example, identifying research articles that are related to the submitted article. If some necessary references are not cited, the reviewers are expected to suggest the authors include those. The reviewers must evaluate the quality of an article with care, objectivity, and without personal comments. Reviewers should only evaluate articles falling within their field of expertise. The review of the article should be conducted within the agreed timeframes.
- Reviewers must notify the editor immediately upon finding any suspicion that the article is simultaneously being evaluated by other academic journals, has previously been assessed in other academic journals or if there is a risk of plagiarism.
- Reviewers must declare any conflict of interest that may arise in relation to the articles they are nominated to evaluate.
- Reviewers must respect the confidentiality of the manuscript throughout the evaluation process.