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A Refereed Monthly International Journal of Management
Guidelines to Reviewers
Ethics and Responsibility
We are committed to upholding the integrity of the work we publish. PBR takes issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of our journals against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal in question or appropriate legal action.
We recommend that if reviewers suspect any of the following problems with any article that they are reviewing that they contact the journal editor to discuss the situation without delay. Reviewers should keep all information about such matters confidential and not discuss them with colleagues other than the journal editor.
We recommend that reviewers should think carefully about their own potential conflicts of interest relating to the paper before undertaking the review. They should also notify the editor if they become aware of the identity of the author during blind peer review. Additionally, reviewers should be careful not to make judgements about the paper based on personal, financial, intellectual biases or any other considerations than the quality of the research and written presentation of the paper.
Purpose of Peer Review
It is widely accepted that Peer Review is the most valid form of research evaluation and it is a cornerstone in the process of bringing academic research to publication in the following ways:
Type of peer review of journal
How to Review Articles
Referees are sent invitations to review papers by journal editors. These requests are made via email. If you are asked to provide a review, in order to avoid delays, we would be grateful if you could let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to complete it at the time or if a problem arises after the invitation has been accepted. Suggestions for alternative reviewers are always gratefully received!
Below we present some advice and guidance about how to conduct a review and put together a reviewer report that will be effective and beneficial to authors:
Timeliness - We understand that our reviewers are busy so it won’t always be possible for invitations to be accepted. Please let us know as soon as possible if they need to refuse a review or if a problem arises after the invitation has been accepted. Most journal editors are grateful to receive suggestions about someone else that might be suitable to do the review if you have to decline the invitation.
Conflict of Interest - it is important to highlight to the journal editor any conflict of interest that you feel might occur if you review the paper. Please do so as discretely and as quickly as possible.
Discussion - it is important to discuss with the journal editor any concerns that you have about the paper or their specific requirements for review if you are being invited to review for the first time. Editors are usually open to discussing their expectations and journal requirements with reviewers.
Ethics - Refer ethics and responsibility related to peer review.
Individual Journal Reviewer Guidelines
These guidelines include a list of questions and will usually offer the reviewer the chance to make general comments.
Structure and Communication
Feedback in your reviewer report - giving advice to authors and suggesting revisions
Most important - keep all activity, content and comments relating to the paper confidential.
Sample reviewers report
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