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Guidelines for Reviewers

The purpose of peer review is to improve the quality of the manuscript under review, and of the material that is eventually published. Asian Journal of Emerging Research sincerely grateful to scholars who give their time to peer-review the submitted articles. Rigorous peer-review is the corner-stone of high-quality academic publishing. This page includes all the information we think you might need to understand the benefits, role, and responsibilities of the Reviewers.

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Benefits

Peer review is an essential part of the publication process, ensuring that the journal maintains high-quality standards for its published papers. Reviewing is often an unseen and unrewarded task. We are striving to recognize the efforts of reviewers.

Some common benefits to be a peer-reviewer:

When reviewing for AJER:

Invitation to Join Volunteer Reviewer Database

If you are interested in reviewing articles for AJER, please register your contact details, including your digital identifier, institutional affiliation, a short CV, and 5-6 keywords in line with your expertise.

The Managing Editor of the journal will send you a notification once approved.

Invitation to Review

Manuscripts submitted to the Asian Journal of Emerging Research are reviewed by at least two experts. Reviewers are asked to evaluate the quality of the manuscript and to provide a recommendation to the external editor on whether a manuscript can be accepted, requires revisions or should be rejected.

We ask invited reviewers to:

As part of the assessment, reviewers will be asked to:


Potential Conflicts of Interests

We ask reviewers to inform the journal editor if they hold a conflict of interest that may prejudice the review report, either positively or negatively. The editorial office will check as far as possible before the invitation, however, we appreciate the cooperation of the reviewers in this matter. Reviewers who are invited to assess a manuscript they previously reviewed for another journal should not consider this as a conflict of interest in itself. In this case, reviewers should feel free to let us know if the manuscript has been improved or not compared to the previous version.


Confidentiality and Anonymity

Reviewers should keep the content of the manuscript, including the abstract, confidential. Reviewers must inform the Editorial Office if they would like a student or colleague to complete the review on their behalf.

Asian Journal of Emerging Research operates single or double-blind peer review. Reviewers should be careful not to reveal their identity to the authors, either in their comments or in metadata for reports submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Note that reviewers are given access to all review reports for manuscripts they review via the online submission system after the final decision has been made.


Timely Review Reports

Asian Journal of Emerging Research aims to provide an efficient and high-quality publishing service to authors and the scientific community. We ask reviewers to assist by providing review reports on time. Please contact the editorial office if you require an extension to the review deadline.


Peer-Review and Editorial Procedure

All manuscripts sent for publication in our journals are strictly and thoroughly peer-reviewed by experts (this includes research and review articles, spontaneous submissions, and invited papers). The Managing Editor of the journal will perform an initial check of the manuscript's suitability upon receipt. The Editorial Office will then organize the peer-review process performed by independent experts and collect at least two review reports per manuscript. We ask our authors for adequate revisions (with the second round of peer-review if necessary) before a final decision is made. The final decision is made by the academic editor (usually the Editor-in-Chief of a journal or the Guest Editor of a Special Issue). Accepted articles are copy-edited and English-edited.

Note that your recommendation is visible only to journal editors, not to the authors.


Rating the Manuscript

Please rate the following aspects of the manuscript:

Manuscripts submitted to Asian Journal of Emerging Research should meet the highest standards of publication ethics:

If reviewers become aware of such scientific misconduct or fraud, plagiarism or any other unethical behavior related to the manuscript, they should raise these concerns with the in-house editor immediately.


Overall Recommendation

Please provide an overall recommendation for the publication of the manuscript as follows:

Note that your recommendation is visible only to journal editors, not to the authors.

Review Report

Review reports should contain:

Note that the Asian Journal of Emerging Research follows several standards and guidelines, including those from the ICMJE (medical journals), CONSORT (trial reporting), TOP (data transparency and openness), PRISMA (systematic reviews and meta-analyses) and ARRIVE (reporting of in vivo experiments). Reviewers familiar with the guidelines should report any concerns they have about their implementation.

Your comments should not include an indication of whether you think the article should be accepted for publication. For further guidance on writing a critical review, please refer to the following documents:

  1. COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers. Committee on Publication Ethics. Available online.
  2. Hames, I. Peer Review and Manuscript Management in Scientific Journals: Guidelines for Good Practice. Wiley-Blackwell: Oxford, UK, 2007.
  3. Writing a journal article review. Australian National University: Canberra, Australia, 2010. Available online.
  4. Golash-Boza, T. How to write a peer review for an academic journal: Six steps from start to finish. Available online.