Join us as a Reviewer

Roles and Responsibilities of Reviewers

Here are some privileges and advantages you will avail yourself as a reviewer:

  • Assist the editor in making editorial decisions.
  • The reviewer should notify the editor and excuse himself from the process if he/she feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible.
  • Treat every manuscript received for review as a confidential document. They must not be shown to or discussed with others unless authorized by the editor. Under double-blind review, the identity of the reviewers and the authors are hidden from each other.
  • Conduct reviews objectively without any personal criticism of the author. The reviewer should express their views about the article clearly with supporting arguments.
  • Identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.
  • Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument that had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
  • Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.
  • The reviewer should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected with the papers.
  • This should help the authors to improve the paper in the light of their own professional expertise. The reviewer should share with the author any additional literature that may provide useful comparison or clarification of an approach.
  • Assist in a rigorous process to ensure only the best research is published.
  • Maintain their awareness of current research emerging within the discipline.

Privileges for Reviewers

  • Here are some privileges and advantages you will avail as a reviewer for the Journal of Religious and Social Studies:
  • Become part of our growing international network of reviewers. Our reviewers are from all over the world including the USA, UK, Australia, Malaysia, India, Turkey, etc.
  • Get an opportunity to review and evaluate the latest academic work and remain up to date with the latest research.
  • Get a 20% waiver on Article Publication Charges on one manuscript accepted for publication for every manuscript reviewed within the stipulated time. For more check the waiver policy here.
  • Get a chance to win the Journal of Religious and Social Studies’ Reviewer Excellence Award for distinguished services performed as a peer reviewer. This award is given to the top 5 reviewers who have reviewed the maximum number of manuscripts in the preceding calendar year.
  • Be acknowledged for your distinguished services in the annual statement published in the Journal of Religious and Social Studies.
  • You will receive a table of contents in your email every month with the latest articles published in the journals.

How to join as a Reviewer?

  • We welcome you to join us as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Religious and Social Studies published by the School of Religious and Social Studies.
  • As the circumstances may change from time to time for any reviewer, he/she is free to exit the reviewer panel at any time by giving a notice of at least 15 days. The notice period will allow us to may make alternate arrangements for the manuscripts assigned to the reviewer wanting to exit the reviewer panel.
  • Make sure you have added three keywords to describe your subject expertise while registering as a Reviewer. For registration please click here.