Editorial Review Board assists the Editor in Chief and the editorial board in making editorial decisions. Editorial communications with the author may be used to assist the author in improving the paper through the SIJIRD official email
Promptness and Confidentiality:
Any Editorial Review Board member who feels unable to review the assigned manuscript should notify the editor. Manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to, or discussed with others except as authorized by the Editor in Chief. Editors and members of Editorial Review Board are to adhere to this standard as part of their ethical and moral obligations.
Objectivity and Acknowledgement of Sources:
Objectivity is the hallmark of review process. Personal criticism of the author or his views must be avoided at all cost. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments. Constructive criticism with the dual aim of assessing suitability for publication and improving the quality of the manuscript should be the norm. Reviewers are to identify the sources cited by the authors. Reproduction of already published works without appropriate citation must be specifically pointed out to prevent plagiarism. To the extent feasible, reviewers are to provide appropriate sources for authors to reference in the paper under review. The aim is to assist the authors to produce original works.
Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest:
Analysis, tables, diagrams and data provided by authors in their papers based on their field work and research are privileged. Such privileged information or ideas are not to be taken advantage by the reviewers in any manner that will inhibit the author. Reviewers must decline to review manuscripts on which they have conflicts of interest with any of the authors, in any form.