Reviewing a manuscript written by a fellow scientist is a privilege. However, it is a time-consuming responsibility. Hence, the Innovation Management and Operational Strategies (IMOS) Editorial Board, authors, and audiences appreciate your willingness to accept this responsibility and your dedication. IMOS adheres to a double-blind peer-review process. This journal needs reviewers who can provide insightful and helpful comments on submitted manuscripts with a turn around time of about 6 weeks. Maintaining IMOS 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.
If IMOS’s Editor-in-Chief has invited you to review a manuscript, please consider the following:
- Reviewing the manuscript critically but constructively and preparing detailed comments about the manuscript to help authors improve their work.
- Reviewing multiple versions of a manuscript as necessary.
- Providing all required information within established deadlines.
- Making recommendations to the editor regarding the suitability of the manuscript for publication in the journal.
- 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.
- Reporting possible research misconducts.
- Not making any use of the work described in the manuscript.
- Not communicating directly with authors, if somehow they identify the authors and not identifying themselves to authors.
- Not passing on the assigned manuscript to another reviewer.
- Ensuring that the manuscript is of high quality and original work.
- Informing the editor if he/she finds the assigned manuscript is under consideration in any other publication to his/her knowledge.
- Writing a review report in English only.
The following diagram depicts the reviewing procedure: