Can I change my recommendation after I submit my review?
We would prefer that reviewers proof their review before submitting in order to avoid this problem. However, please contact the associate editor immediately if you submit a recommendation in error. They may be able to rescind your review for revision, as long as it does not impede the review process in any way.
How will I be informed of the decision on a paper that I have reviewed?
The system sends out a letter after a decision on a paper has been made. The letter is sent out to all participating reviewers and contains the decision and copies of the anonymous reviews.
How to I get a different type of file to review? I have problems reading a PDF file.
Please contact the journal coordinator to obtain a different file type for review.
What if I must have either a student or a colleague complete the review on my behalf?
Email the associate editor of this change so that the paper's record may be added to the reviewer list. Please provide the full name and the email address of the person who will perform the review on your behalf.
How do I obtain official documentation of my contribution as a reviewer? (i.e. for a year-end review, a degree, etc.)
Please contact the journal coordinator in order to obtain the proper documentation. Be sure to indicate the reason for the request and if necessary, the deadline you must submit the document.
Can I have my name revealed to the author(s) of a paper I review so that they can contact me if they need clarification?
It is imperative that reviewers do NOT voluntarily, or otherwise, reveal their identities to the author of a paper they are reviewing. Reviewers are responsible for removing all identifiers from supporting materials that they submit as part of their review. To preserve the integrity of the review process, the journal coordinator can communicate any necessary information anonymously to the author on behalf of the reviewer.
My area of expertise will soon change and I can no longer serve as a reviewer for a particular publication. How do I communicate this?
Please log on to your user account in ScholarOne Manuscripts by updating the Specialty/Area of Expertise, Keywords, and Unavailable Dates and E-Mail Exemptions sections of your account.
How long will a review I submitted remain in the reviewer center?
The system retains all submitted reviews in the reviewer center. You have access to all the reviews you submitted for any publication you are associated with at any time. If you review for multiple publications, keep in mind that you must be logged on to that publication's ScholarOne Manuscripts site in order to view your submitted reviews.