Peer review is a crucial element for evaluating research work. It is to ensure the quality and integrity of scholarly research work. We greatly acknowledge and recognize the contribution of reviewers as it is a volunteer effort for the promotion of research. The review process is scientific, and the quality of published research is very much dependent on the review process. Nevertheless, the reviewers have some basic guidelines to ensure good quality publications.
It is a process of reviewing the research work of our peer researchers and providing an unbiased opinion to assess, evaluate, and improve the research quality. In addition, independent researchers study the research work from various angles, including significance, validity, originality, and scope, to help the journal's editorial board decide to accept or reject a research paper for publication. There are different types of peer-reviewing. The commonly used are Blind Peer Review and Double-Blind Peer Review. RBE follows the process of Double-Blind Peer Review. In this process, the authors do not know the reviewer, and the reviewer does not know the authors whose work is reviewed. This provides transparency, unbiasedness, and fairness.
The reviewers are requested to study the ethical guidelines and the guidelines for authors to ensure compliance. RBE provides a Peer-Review proforma to the reviewers, which reviewer's name, affiliation, and official email address. The proforma further includes the manuscript ID and the title of the research article. The reviewers are required to provide their assessment under the following heading using a Likert scale (Very Good, Good, Average, Poor, and Very Poor):
Due to secrecy, double-blind peer review is conducted. The names of reviewers are also kept secret, and these are not displayed anywhere on the website or in the journal material. Nevertheless, we acknowledge their contribution and highly appreciate their contribution.
Reviewers can get themselves registered with Publons, where a record of reviewers and their work is maintained.