Instructions to the reviewers
The reviewer should accept to review a manuscript when conflict of interest is absent. A confidence should be kept during the review process. Reviewers, in general, have one month for submitting their review. In case of major revisions, they may be asked for a second review of the revised manuscript. The specific term can be extended editorial system after personal communication with the Editors-in-Chief. The reviewer can decline the review if not within his/her field of expertise.
The review process is blind: the reviewer is aware of the authors’ names but should not sign his/her review.
The reviewer should provide a concise general comment on the paper, which evaluates the manuscript subject and states whether:.
The content is in line with the scope of the journals, presents new and original data and supports the study goal.
• The introduction is adequate and cited literature sources correspond to study subject.
• The material and methods are appropriate and ethical principles for handling animals are met.
• The statistical methods of analysis are appropriate.
• The way of data presentation and number of tables and/or figures are adequate.
• The interpretations and conclusions are in line with presented results.
• The language and grammar quality of the text are adequate (reviewers are not required to edit language and grammar).
• The reference list is adequate.
The reviewers should be coherent and consistent in attributing the comments and should be polite when giving them.