Reviewers Page
Reviewing a manuscript written by a fellow scientist is a privilege. However, it is a time-consuming responsibility. Hence, Plant Protection's Editorial Board, authors, and audiences appreciate your willingness to accept this responsibility and your dedication. Plant Protection adheres to a double-blind (peer-review) process that is rapid and fair, and also ensures a high quality of articles published. In so doing, Plant Protection needs reviewers who can provide insightful and helpful comments on submitted manuscripts within 4-6 weeks after the time they accepted to review. Maintaining Plant Protection as a scientific journal of high quality depends on reviewers with a high level of expertise and an ability to be objective, fair, and insightful in their evaluation of manuscripts.
Reviewers' Responsibilities
If you have been invited by Plant protection Editor-in-Chief to review a manuscript, please consider the following:
1. Reviewing manuscript critically but constructively and preparing detailed comments about the
manuscript to help authors improve their works
2. Reviewing multiple versions of a manuscript as necessary
3. Providing all required information within established deadlines
4. Making recommendations to the editor regarding the suitability of the manuscript for publication
in the journal
5. Declaring to the editor any potential conflicts of interest with respect to the authors or the content
of a manuscript they are asked to review
6. Reporting possible research misconducts
7. Suggesting alternative reviewers in case they cannot review the manuscript for any reasons
8. Treating the manuscript as a confidential document
9. Not making any use of the work described in the manuscript
10. Not communicating directly with authors
11. Not identifying themselves to authors
12. Not passing on the assigned manuscript to another reviewer
13. Ensuring that the manuscript is of high quality and original work
14. Informing the editor if he/she finds the assigned manuscript is under consideration in any
other publication to his/her knowledge
15. Writing review report in English only
What Should Be Checked While Reviewing a Manuscript?
1. Novelty
2. Originality
3. Scientific reliability
4. Valuable contribution to the science
5. Adding new aspects to the existed field of study
6. Ethical aspects
7. Structure of the article submitted and its relevance to authors’ guidelines

8. References provided to substantiate the content

9. Grammar, punctuation and spelling
10. Scientific misconduct