Reviewers' responsibilities

Reviewers' responsibilities

  • Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of the author. 
  • Reviewers are required to provide written, competent and unbiased feedback in a timely manner on the scholarly merits and the scientific value of the manuscript.
  • Reviewers should keep all information regarding articles confidential and treat them as privileged information.
  • Reviewers must not have conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the funding sources for the research. If such conflicts exist, the reviewers must report them to the Editor without delay.
  • Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the Editor without delay.

Obaveze recenzenta        

  • Recenzija mora biti objektivna. Komentari koji se tiču ličnosti autora smatraju se neprimjerenim. Sud recenzenata mora biti jasan i potkrepljen argumentima.
  • Recenzenti bi trebalo svoje stavove da iskažu jasno, sa pratećim argumentima.
  • Recenzenti bi trebalo da čuvaju u povjerenju sve informacije u vezi članka i smatraju ih privilegovanim informacijama.
  • Recenzent ne smije da bude u sukobu interesa sa autorima ili finansijerom istraživanja. Ukoliko postoji sukob interesa, recenzent je dužan da o tome momentalno obavijesti urednika.
  • Recenzent koji sebe smatra nekompetentnim za temu ili oblast kojom se rukopis bavi dužan je da o tome obavijesti urednika.