Following are basic considerations and editorial standards that should be applied when reviewing a manuscript submitted to JHEOR. Other relevant information about JHEOR’s aims can be found under Aims & Scope as well as Editorial Standards.
Submitted manuscripts are usually reviewed by two or more experts who will recommend acceptance, revision, or rejection of the manuscript. Reviewers are expected to alert JHEOR editors of any issues relating to author misconduct, including but not limited to plagiarism and unethical behavior.
JHEOR operates using a double blind peer review system, so reviewers must ensure their reports are anonymous and do not include identifiable information such as tracked changes or comments.
Publication of research articles by JHEOR is dependent primarily on reviewers' validity and coherence, as judged by peer reviewers and editors. The reviewers may also be asked whether the writing is comprehensible and how interesting and/or relevant they consider the article to be. Submitted manuscripts will be sent to peer reviewers, unless they are out of scope or below the interest threshold of JHEOR, or if the presentation or written English is of an unacceptably low standard, in which case they will be rejected without peer review.