(c) 2002 JIP
Readers in March 2002:
Readers in the past year:
Responsibilities of Reviewers
- Filter out flawed work and prevent its publication
- Assist the Editors and the author(s) to improve the quality & importance
of the work:
- evaluate originality, quality, and importance of the paper
- identify errors, misinterpretation, overinterpretation, and
"crimes of passion" committed by authors
- fill in missing information, or at least identify its omission
- support your comments with appropriate references if necessary
- in addition to identifying faults, positive comments are appreciated
- DO NOT provide line-by-line comments on grammar and spelling.
Global comments like "many spelling/grammar" errors is all
that is needed. This is not the most efficient use of your time.
- ALWAYS inform us of potential conflicts of interest.
- In your review, point out areas which you are not qualified to comment on
(lack of comment implies correctness, which may not be appropriate).
- Inform us if you have previously reviewed this paper for another
journal. This way we can determine whether it has been significantly
revised prior to submission to JIP.
- Respect that the manuscript is a privileged communication, is
confidential, and for your eyes only. We do, however, encourage you to
consult your colleagues who may have useful input to provide.
- Be PROMPT in the completion of your review.
- Inform us immediately if you cannot complete the review by the
- Your referral of the manuscript to another qualified reviewer is
appreciated if you are unable to review it by the deadline.
Return to the FOR REVIEWERS section.
Revised: September 14, 2001