At JIHAAD.org, we are committed to Open Access and transparency in every aspect of the academic process. That is why we use a hybrid peer review model that combines Public and Collaborative Peer Review for all article submissions. We think that Open Access should not be limited to the final product, but should also include the steps leading to it. This means that we make everything from submission to publication open to everyone. If you want to join us as a Public Peer Reviewer and build your reputation, please read the following:
You can read more about The 7 Peer Review Models by clicking the link.
The Benefits of Becoming A Public Peer Reviewer
- If approved, your review will remain attached to the article as long as it remains posted on JIHAAD.org.
- Your approved review history is visible to everyone. Over time, this may lead to requests to review more submissions on JIHAAD.org and possibly other publications as well.
- Build your review portfolio faster and establish yourself as an expert.
- You are free to review any published article on JIHAAD.org, with less than 5 recommendations to accept for publication in our journal.
- Sign up with a social media account.
- You must complete your profile on JIHAAD.org before your peer reviews will be considered.
- Account must show your real first and last name. Reviews from new or inactive social media profiles may not be posted. Profiles flagged as fake or containing false information will be banned without warning.
- Reviews containing insults toward the writer or audience will not be approved.
- You must have a degree in, be in school working on a degree in, or have previously published work in the field in order for your reviews to be approved. History requires history education or publication and so on for archaeology, arts, DNA, anthropology, and language.
- Sources must be included in your review when necessary.
- Be prepared to communicate with the author in the comments section of the article after you leave your review. This will help them improve their submission if necessary, and may help you gain a better understanding of how to better help future authors in your initial review of their work.
- Read the article in its entirety before beginning your review.
- Take notes as your read so you can return to points in the article later.
- Write a clear and constructive review.
- Make a recommendation of accept, reject, or revise.
In order for a review to be accepted, it must be formatted in the following manner. Reviews without the proper formatting will be deleted without notification. Do not add the words in parenthesis.
Overview (section header in bold)
In your own words, summarize what the manuscript claims. This shows everyone how you interpreted the manuscript and will highlight any major differences in perspective between you and the other reviewers. Give an overview of the manuscript’s strengths and weaknesses.
Review (section header in bold)
Make sure to include feedback on the strengths, as well as the weaknesses, of the manuscript. Examples and explanations of those should consume most of the review. Provide details of what the authors need to do to improve the paper. Point out both minor and major flaws and offer solutions. End the review with any additional remarks or suggestions.
Recommendation (section header in bold)
The last step for a peer reviewer is making a recommendation of either accept, reject, or revise. Be sure that your recommendation reflects your review.
- Submission of a review does not guarantee that the review will be posted.
- Profiles with false or misleading information about degrees or expertise in a field will have all of their peer reviews removed without warning and the account will be banned.
Q) Can I write a peer review for a friend or family member?
A) Yes, but your relationship to the author must be disclosed at the very top of your review. Failure to declare your relationship to the author may result in your account being banned for an ethics violation. If you do not have any relationship to the author, you do not need to declare any relationship at all.
Q) Do I need to request permission before I write a review?
A) No. You may write a peer review for any article published on JIHAAD.org.
Q) Can I suggested my own published work as a source?
A) Yes, but only if it is relevant to the article and you make it clear that you are suggesting your own work as a reference. Please familiarize yourself with our policy on Reviewer Citation Manipulation. We have zero tolerance for citation manipulation and it will result in a ban without warning.