Addiction and Health Guide for Reviewers
Peer review is the system for evaluating the quality, validity, and relevance of scholarly research. The process aims to provide authors with constructive feedback from relevant experts which they can use to make improvements to their work, thus ensuring it is of the highest standard possible. Addiction and Health adheres to a double-blind peer-review process that is rapid, fair, and ensures a high quality of articles published. In so doing, journal needs reviewers who can provide insightful and helpful comments on submitted manuscripts with a turnaround time of about 2-4 weeks. We hope that the information provided here will help making your work easier.
Purpose and Rewards of Reviewers
In appreciation of your invaluable service to the Addiction and Health, reviewers who consistently exhibit excellent reviews and respond promptly to the editorial requests are considered for invitation to the Editorial Board.
Comments to the reviewers
What Should be Checked While Reviewing a Manuscript?
What if you are unable to review?
Sometimes you will be asked to review a paper when you do not have sufficient time available. In this situation, you should make the editorial office aware that you are unavailable as soon as possible. It is very helpful if you are able to recommend an alternative expert or someone whose opinion you trust.
If you are unable to complete your report on a paper in the agreed time-frame required by the journal, please inform the editorial office as soon as possible so that the refereeing procedure is not delayed.
Make the editors aware of any potential conflicts of interest that may affect the paper under review.
Manuscripts selected for peer review will be according to the specific criteria including the research reporting guidelines for different study designs; including CONSORT for randomized trials, STROBE for observational studies, PRISMA for systematic reviews and meta-analyses, and STARD for studies of diagnostic accuracy.
How to Review a Manuscript via the Addiction and Health Portal?
As the first step in the review process, we send “request for review” email to the reviewers and provide them with the abstract of manuscript.
They will then register via the Addiction and Health portal and get a Username and Password.
To complete the review process and to get access to the full text of manuscript, reviewers should login via the Addiction and Health portal then follow the instructions provided in below:
Please go to your profile--Reviewer Section--Pending Assignments--Click on the manuscript ID--Click on Manuscript Evaluation Form--Fill the form/attach the review file--Make the decision (Reviewer Recommendation) as to Accept, Minor Revisions, Major Revisions, Re-Submit or Reject--Push "Send to Editor" button.
To improve the quality of peer review process, reviewers can consider these checklists: