Rigorous peer-review is the corner-stone of high-quality academic publishing. Asian Network for Scientific Information is sincerely grateful to its reviewers for their valuable time and peer-review of our submitted articles.
Peer review is an essential part of the publication process, ensuring that the journal maintains its high-quality standards of published papers. Reviewing is often an unseen and unrewarded task, and we are striving our very best to recognize the efforts of reviewers.
When reviewing for our journals:
If you are interested in reviewing articles for the journals published by the Asian Network for Scientific Information, please send your detailed CV with a complete list of publications via email ([email protected]).
Manuscripts submitted to the journals published by the Asian Network for Scientific Information are being subjectedect to be reviewed by at least two experts to ensure the content quality. 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 reviewers to inform us if they hold a conflict of interest that may prejudice the review report, either in a positive or negative way. 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.
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.
Reviewers should be careful and not 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.
At the Asian Network for Scientific Information, we aim to provide an efficient and high-quality publishing service to authors and the scientific community. We ask reviewers to assist by providing review reports in a timely manner. Please contact the editorial office if you require an extension to the review deadline.
All manuscripts sent for publication in our journals are strictly and thoroughly peer-reviewed by experts (this includes research and review articles, , automatic 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.
Please evaluate manuscripts according to the following aspects:
Manuscripts submitted to the journals published by the Asian Network for Scientific Information 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.
Please provide an overall recommendation for the publication of the manuscript as follows:
Note that your recommendation will be visible only to journal editors, not to the authors.
Review reports should contain:
Note: Journals published by the Asian Network for Scientific Information follow 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:
At Asian Network for Scientific Information, the editorial process operates with the combination of Internal (In-House) and External Editors. Internal Editors, mainly responsible to organize, maintain, and improve systematic publishing procedures. Both external and internal editors follow an ethical manner and professional courtesy in the publishing activities.
Asian Network for Scientific Information is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and strictly adheres to the criteria specified by COPE, OASPA, WAME, and DOAJ for ethical scholarly publishing practices with maximum transparency.
Internal Editors (In-House Editors) are responsible for the timely movement of manuscripts through the editorial process; technical assistance and time-sensitive guidance to authors, reviewers, and Editors to assure seamless communication; present to the Managing Editor regular reports; support the Editor in Chief and Managing Editor; establish and maintain effective and friendly working relationships with Editors, authors, and reviewers.
As a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), Asian Network for Scientific Information asks all journal editors to adhere to the following ethical guidelines as described in COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.