SRJ has an effective blind peer review process for figuring out what to do with manuscripts sent to its journal. We follow the basic idea that a larger and more diverse group of people will usually find more flaws and mistakes in a work or performance and be able to give a more objective review of it than just the person or group who made it.
Peer review is when other people in the same field look at creative work or performances to keep or improve the quality of the work or performances in that field. It needs a group of experts in a certain field who are qualified and able to review things in an unbiased way. It can be hard to do a fair review, especially of work in fields that are not well-defined or that cross over into other fields, and a lot of people may never understand the importance (good or bad) of an idea.
Peer review helps keep and improve quality in two ways: directly, by finding flaws and mistakes in specific works and processes, and indirectly, by giving a basis for decisions about praise and punishment, which can be a strong incentive to do well. These honours and punishments have to do with prestige, getting published, getting grants for research, getting a job, getting paid, moving up, and getting in trouble.
SRJ has a strict double blind peer-review system, which means that the reviewers don’t know who wrote the papers they are asked to look over. This policy is a new change to the old set of rules that was made to stop any kind of discrimination. After a thorough screening process, the SRJ reviewers are chosen.
All the authors will have the right to privacy, which shouldn’t be violated without their permission. Identifying information, like the names, initials, or hospital numbers of patients, will not be published in written descriptions, photographs, or pedigrees, unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the author (or parent or guardian) gives written informed consent for publication.
If they are not important, identifying details will be left out. If identifying characteristics are changed to protect anonymity, like in genetic pedigrees, the authors should make sure that the changes do not change the scientific meaning.
In the journal’s instructions for authors, it says that you have to get informed consent or a copyright form. The article will published after received the copy right form.
The SRJ team is looking for people who might be interested in reviewing. But the managing editor also gets in touch with skilled people and invites them to join the respected board of SRJ reviewers. Our strong reviewer panel means that a manuscript sent to SRJ is usually looked at within 7 to 10 days.
Potential candidates can join our Reviewer Panel by sending their updated CVs to the Editor-in-Chief at: