Information for Reviewers

Information for Reviewers

The review process is an important aspect of the publication process of a manuscript. It helps the editor in making decision on the manuscript to accept / reject and also enables the author to improve the manuscript.

The journal operates a single blind peer review system.

Before accepting to review a manuscript, reviewers should ensure that:

  • manuscript is within the area of expertise.
  • can dedicate appropriate time to conduct a critical review of the manuscript.

Review reports:

In evaluating a manuscript, reviewers should adhere on the following:

  • Originality
  • Contribution to the area of research
  • Technical quality
  • Clarity of presentation
  • Depth of research

Reviewers should also:

    • Observe that the author(s) have followed the instruction for authors, journal policies and publication ethics.
    • The report should be accurate, objective, constructive and unambiguous. Comments should be backed by facts and constructive arguments with regard to the content of the manuscript.
    • Necessary corrections and suggestions for improvements in the manuscript should be made by the Reviewers.


Reviewers should only accept manuscript that they are confident that they can dedicate appropriate time in reviewing. Thus, reviewers should review and return manuscripts in a timely manner.


Reviewers’ recommendation should be either

  • Accept
  • Requires minor corrections
  • Requires moderate revision
  • Requires major revision
  • Reject

Recommendation should be backed with constructive arguments and facts based on the content of the manuscript.