The purpose of peer review
Benchmark Journal is a peer reviewed journal. Peer review is a critical element of scholarly publications and quite essential for the scientific process. It ensures that published research is sound and properly verified and improves the quality of the research.
Reviewers for Benchmark Journals are selected by the journal editors on the basis of their knowledge and experience of the research area. Reviewer names are usually anonymous to author(s) and author(s) names are usually not given to reviewers.
Before agreeing to review
- We usually ask our reviewers to submit their comments within two weeks of agreeing to review a paper. The editorial offices should be informed on time where the reviewer is unable to review the article. Suggestions for alternative reviewers are always welcome.
• Conflict of interest: As a reviewer, your task is to critically and constructively judge the content of a manuscript. A conflict of interest could be:
– your PhD student or PhD advisor;
– family relations;
– people at your current institution;
– people whose research you fund or who fund you;
– collaborators in the past two years.
Reviewing a paper
Reviewers are encouraged to remain objective in their assessment. You should not allow your personal prejudice about research topics or researchers to influence your judgment. Your comments should be professional and courteous and should help the author to improve their paper and present their research as clearly and concisely as possible.
If you have reasons to believe that the material is not original or has been plagiarised, please alert the handling editor or the editorial office.
When reviewing a paper, you should take into consideration the following:
• Originality and quality: Is the paper of sufficient interest for publication in the journal? Does it contribute significantly to the current state of the research field? Is the topic handled substantively and accurately in appropriate detail and scope?
• Structure: Abstract, Introduction, Method, Results, Conclusion.
• Engagement with previous research and results (e.g. does the author engage with current/ relevant research in the field).
• Language: You do not need to correct the English, however, if a paper is difficult to understand due to grammatical errors, please mention this in your report.
Invitation for Reviewers and Editorial Board Member is solicited hereby :
The editorial review board is a key part of Benchmark Journals. Researchers and authors are invited to participate in the peer-review process of Benchmark Journal papers if your research interest matches with the themes of Call for Papers.
Reviewers are generally expected to complete their review within a two weeks period. Please return with manuscript in two weeks or find a competent alternate reviewer, if you are unable to review. Reviews should be constructive and provide feedback to the authors. The completed review form should be electronically returned to Benchmark Journal Chief Editorial Officer.
The review process is double-blinded; that is, the reviewer does not know who the manuscript author(s) is and the author(s) does not know who has reviewed the manuscript.
Benchmark Journal reviewers benefit a reduced publication charge. If you would like to become an Benchmark Journal reviewer, you should send the following information to the Editors – firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will receive an email shortly which lets you know whether you have been selected as Benchmark Journal reviewer or not.