Reviewing an article is a complex process that requires focus and an eye for detail. Therefore, it is better to ensure and dedicate enough time to review assigned material to be able to constructively assess an author’s work for high quality material. Make sure you have organized your time schedule before committing to an article review process.
Does it truly match your area of expertise?
The Editor who assigns the articles might not be aware of your research interests and focus. Therefore, only accept to review an article that fits your areas of expertise.
Will you be able to manage the deadlines given?
The Editor will provide the reviewer with specific deadline to deliver his/her review. This revision request requires confirmation within a couple of days. If no reply is received from the reviewer, an increase and rather delay in the revision process of an article will result. Rejecting an invitation to review would not cause any consequences and is rather encouraged.
If you think that the review process might take longer than the deadline’s time, please contact the Editor with a recommendation for extension. In this case, the Editor might ask you to suggest a different reviewer for the article. In general, if you think you are unable to complete an assigned review on time, you should decline the review request.
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