The process of peer-review and its importance to each article

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In the world of peer-review, it is an obligatory criterion for publication process. If you have found the journal that does not maintain the expert’s peer-review then you are to think about whether to submit your scientific paper to this journal or not. Peer-review is one of the main requirements during the article’s publication in journals indexed in databases like Scopus and/or Web of Science. Each publisher, especially of international level, should provide qualified expertise and assessment of scientific materials.

The process of peer-review and its importance to each article

The given requirement leads to the search for peer-reviewers by editorial staff in different scientific subjects with the purpose to maintain qualified peer-review. Let us analyze the expert’s main task and his/her responsibility while evaluation.

Who can review the scientific materials?

Each scientist who deals with peer-review should have qualification in the field of the article’s theme under review. In many cases, these are the scientists, who have PhD degrees, and active participants of the scientific community. The peer-reviewers should have the knowledge in the reviewing field, be aware of last developments for competent assessment.

The peer-reviewer’s task

The peer-reviewer’s task is not only to check the article but also to provide constructive recommendations to enhance the work. While review the scientist should mark:

  • The topicality
  • The novelty
  • The practical significance
  • Comments
  • Decision about the paper’s publication

Basic requirements for a peer-reviewer who implements the scientific review

Knowledge of scientific methodology  

This is the system, which implies the knowledge of principles and approaches to scientific activity. The scientist rely on it when he/she conducts the research in definite field.

Following the scientific ethics

The peer-reviewer should follow the official principles of scientific ethics and control its implementation. Its breach leads to proceedings at administrative level. Each scientist checking the colleague’s article or depicting the outcomes of own investigation should follow the scientific ethics.

Scientific peer-review and its role in science

The reviewer’s responsibility

- The reviewer provides only accurate information about his/her education and professional experience for the editorial staff.

- Peer-reviewing is a big responsibility. The author submits his/her article to the peer-reviewer for its scrutiny, therefore the scientist’s authority and his/her further professional activity frequently depends on the reviewer’s assessment.

– Peer-reviewing is the process where the expert checks the outcomes and all data in the definite field. The quality of information, which the scientific community receives for their further scientific works, depends on this review. Especially it is important to check the works thoroughly, which are connected with medical science. In this field, the authenticity of data is of a high importance.

- The expert’s peer-review is a confidential information therefore it is forbidden to disclose such information and use it improperly for own purpose.  

- If any conflict arises between the parties, it is compulsory to inform the editorial staff of the journal.

- Absence of bias (political, national, religious).

Frequently, the peer-reviewers come to work as peer-reviewers by their colleagues’ recommendations. However, there are cases when young scientists propose their own candidates to this duty by themselves. Then this scientist should have definite amount of articles and portfolio.

The peer-review like article’s passport helps to demonstrate the material’s quality; it is as if “green light” allows other authors to receive it. The peer-reviewers bare great responsibility because they have to make a decision whether the scientific community will see the investigation results or not.

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