GUIDELINES FOR PEER-REVIEWERS


Academics and experts who are invited to become a peer-reviewer for an article on behalf of the Journal of Security Strategies are expected to promptly inform the editors whether they may evaluate the article or not in the stated period of time.

Peer-reviewers who are asked to evaluate an article for the Journal shall decline the request and inform the editors so if they think that they do not considered themselves on the civilian academic and/or military technical subjects offered.

Peer-reviewers may receive assistance or advice for the article from third parties within the knowledge and approval of the Editor-in-Chief. Otherwise, they shall not share or discuss the article, which they are evaluating, with the third parties.

Peer-reviewers shall not use the article sent them to be evaluated on their behalf or in their account. They are obliged to keep the ideas, information, or data, which they come across while reviewing the article, confidential. These rules apply to the academics and experts who have declined to become peer-reviewer for the Journal.

Peer-reviewers shall take into account academic criteria in the reviewing process and they shall avoid subjective claims, accusations or implications forwarded to the authors directly. The review and evaluation shall be at a level to provide contribution to the article in question, apart from format corrections. Peer-reviewers are obliged to inform the editors on the issues in the article which collides with the “Publication Ethics” of the Journal.

The Editorial Board may reject evaluation forms, which it deems inadequate, or may ask the peer-reviewer to re-evaluate the article. The peer-viewers are get paid a loyalty for their evaluations by the Journal of Security Strategies.

The information about the peer-reviewers are not published on the correction requests sent to the authors or in the issues of the Journal, due to the “double-blind review process”. Peer-reviewers may be presented an official document stating their contribution to the Journal upon their requests.

The authors whose articles have been published in the Journal of Security Strategies are considered as natural peer-reviewers of the Journal and they are obliged to perform a peer-review at least once upon the request of the Editors.