Reviewer Guidelines

General Duties and Responsibilities of Reviewers
- Punctuality: Any reviewer who feels unqualified to review an assigned manuscript or unable to provide a prompt review should notify the Editor-in-Chief immediately to be excused from the review process.
- Confidentiality: Private information or ideas obtained through double-blind peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Information contained in a submitted manuscript must not be shown to or discussed with others without written permission of the Editor-in-Chief.
- Standards of Objectivity: Reviews shall contain no personal criticism of authors. Reviewers should clearly express their views with supporting arguments, and reviews should be conducted objectively and constructively.
- Acknowledgment of Sources: Authors should cite relevant sources. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. If a reviewer finds any substantial similarity or overlap between the submitted manuscript and any other published works, the Editor-in-Chief must be notified promptly. The Editor-in-Chief will promptly investigate any such claims and communicate appropriately with the author(s) and reviewers.
- Conflict of Interest: If a reviewer discovers a conflict of interest with an assigned manuscript, for instance, resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions, the Editor-in-Chief must be notified promptly, and the reviewer must request to be excused from the review process.