Finding OA journalsGreen and GoldCreative Commons licensingOpen Access FundOpen Access at SU
Roles in peer review
Journal Impact FactorSCImago Journal Rank (SRJ)Source-Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)Scholar MetricsScopus Journal Analyzer
This is the "Roles in peer review" page of the "Where to publish your research article" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content

Where to publish your research article   Tags: accredited, author, impact, journal, publish, scholarly communication  

Information and resources to help you make important decisions about where to publish your research.
Last Updated: Jan 6, 2015 URL: http://libguides.sun.ac.za/publish Print Guide RSS Updates

Roles in peer review Print Page
  Search: 
 
 

The different roles in the peer review process

Role of the AUTHOR

  • Subject oneself to the discipline of the periodic publication of completed parts of work in a format that requires extreme rigour, reproducibility or results, appropriate reference to the work published previously by others, robust interaction with critically constructive reviewers and editors,  and a tight relationship between the evidence presented and the conclusions drawn therefrom.

The role of the EDITOR

  • Provide editorial policy which is accessible to authors
  • Select appropriate peer-reviewers
  • Assess review reports
  • Decide whether publish, allow improvements; refuse
  • Statistical review
  • Ensure alignment with focus of journal
  • No misconduct (presentation of data, graphs and figures not published elsewhere, plagiarism, inconsistent data sets)
  • Manage errata and retractions
  • Contextualise findings in editorials and supplementary sections

 The role of the PEER REVIEWER

  • Scrutinise methods and results ito consistency, interpretability, reproducibility
  • Identify gaps in interpretation and findings
  • Suggest improvement in terms of style, length and focus;
  • Assess originality and proper citation and referencing of previous studies
  • Contest unjustified conclusions
  • “Place” the work in the existing matrix of knowledge in the relevant area or field
Description

Loading  Loading...

Tip