International Interdisciplinary Scientific Journal "Expert"

The publisher is the legal entity "ASPECT-PRO" LTD, (BULSTAT Unified Identification Code: 206917762), which conducts its business activities on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria and is registered in the city of Plovdiv.

Guidelines for Reviewers

As a reviewer for the International Interdisciplinary Scientific Journal "Expert" your role is critical in maintaining the quality and integrity of the research we publish. The review process is a cornerstone of scholarly publication and involves a thorough, fair, and objective evaluation of the manuscript. Here are the guidelines to assist you in the review process:
Review Process of Scientific Articles
Initial Assessment
  • Upon receiving a manuscript for review, assess your ability to review the work effectively. This includes evaluating whether you have the necessary expertise and whether there are any conflicts of interest.
  • If you feel unqualified or unable to provide a timely review, notify the editor immediately.
  • Treat the manuscript as a confidential document. Do not discuss its content with anyone not directly involved in the review process.
  • Avoid using information obtained from the manuscript for your own research without the express written consent of the author.
Objective Evaluation
  • Review the manuscript objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate.
  • Focus on the scientific merit, originality, relevance to the field, technical quality, clarity of presentation, and depth of research.
  • Evaluate the adequacy of the methodology, the accuracy and interpretation of the results, and the clarity and relevance of the conclusions.
Constructive Criticism
  • Provide clear, constructive feedback. Highlight both strengths and weaknesses of the manuscript.
  • Suggest improvements and offer specific recommendations for changes. If you recommend rejection, explain your reasoning in a manner that is useful for both the authors and the editor.
Identifying Published Work
  • Ensure that the manuscript appropriately cites relevant published work. If you are aware of significant works that are not cited, bring them to the attention of the editor.
Reporting Ethical Concerns
  • If you suspect plagiarism, fraud, or other ethical concerns, communicate them to the editor immediately.
Completing the Review
  • Complete your review within the specified time frame. If you need an extension, inform the editor as soon as possible.
  • Provide a clear recommendation to the editor about the suitability of the manuscript for publication.
Post-Review Follow-Up
  • Be willing to provide further advice to the editor if requested, especially in cases where the authors have revised their manuscript in response to your comments.

By adhering to these guidelines, you help ensure that the International Interdisciplinary Scientific Journal "Expert" maintains high standards of research and publication ethics. Your expertise and careful evaluation significantly contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge.

Proposals for Cooperation

Candidates for becoming expert peer reviewers for scientific publications must complete an Application and submit it along with the necessary documents.
Submitting this application requires prior approval of the right to join the International Interdisciplinary Scientific Journal 'Expert' team as a reviewer.
Candidate Application
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