INSTRUCTIONS FOR REVIEWERS 

 

The editor expects your professional help in reaching final decision on submitted manuscripts.

 

Invitations to review, including a copy of the abstract, are emailed by the Editorial Office. If a reviewer accepts an invitation to review a paper, the Editorial Office will email the Review Form and the manuscript in question. On completion of the assessment, reviewers are asked to send it back by email biomedicinskaistrazivanja@yahoo.com.

 

If you agree to review, you are confirming that you have no competing interests that may affect your ability to provide an objective evaluation. You are committed to a confidential review process.

 

Your opinion is expected in three weeks period.

 

Reviewer comments should be provided in the form of:

  • Declaration of opinions in the Review Form at all included points,
  • Comments to be shared directly with the authors, and
  • Confidential comments reserved for the editors.

 

Basic evaluation includes:

  • Checking for adherence to the journal’s basic scope and criteria for submission;
  • Indicating and commenting on major values and weaknesses of the manuscript;
  • Commenting on the study design, methods and the presentation of results;
  • Commenting on the authors’ interpretation of the data, conclusion and possible limitations;
  • Commenting on any ethical concerns and/or possible publication misconduct;
  • Providing the authors with constructive and useful suggestions;
  • Declaring suggestions for the editor.

 

Commentary directed at the authors should be expressed in an objective and neutral tone. Constructive opinions/criticism is expected. It is helpful to include an initial paragraph summarizing major findings presented, state major suggestions/criticisms and minor criticisms if and where appropriate. Numbering of comments is advised as it helps the author’s response and editor’s evaluation.

 

Your contribution will be acknowledged and greatly appreciated.