Contribution to Editorial Decisions: Reviewers will assist the Editor in making editorial decisions in the peer review process of manuscript and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
Confidentiality: Reviewers must not share the review or information about the paper with anyone or contact the authors directly without permission from the editor and publisher. Manuscripts that are received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the written consent of the author.
Vigilance to Ethical Issues: A reviewer should be attentive to potential ethical issues in the paper and should bring these to the notice of the editor or publisher, such as considerable similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which the reviewer has personal knowledge.
Competing Interests: Review process for all the submitted manuscripts should be conducted objectively. Reviewers should be aware of any personal bias they may have and take this into account when reviewing a paper. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate and we do not encourage the same.