Publication Ethics - Reviewers
to Editorial Decisions: Peer reviewers assist the editors in making
editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the
author may also assist the author for improving the paper.
of Reviewers: Reviewers, both local and international, must have a
paper or manuscript which have been published in International Journal
with a Scopus Index, especially on the topic of Community Engagement.
of Objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal
criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their
views clearly with supporting arguments.
- Confidentiality: Any
manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential
documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as
authorized by the editor.
and Conflict of Interest: Privileged information or ideas obtained
through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal
advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have
conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or
other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies,
or institutions connected to the papers.
- Acknowledgement of Sources: Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by relevant citations. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.