Review Guidelines

Reviewers of JANUS must adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. All articles are reviewed in fairness based on the intellectual content of the paper regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry nor political values of the authors.
  2. Any observed conflict of interest during the review process must be communicated to the editor.
  3. All information pertaining to the article is kept confidential.
  4. Any information that may be the reason for a publication rejection must be communicated to the Editor.
  5. The duty of confidentiality in the assessment of an article must be maintained by expert reviewers, and this extends to reviewers’ colleagues who may be asked (with the editor’s permission) to give opinions on specific sections.
  6. Submitted article should not be retained or copied.
  7. Reviewers and editors should not make any use of the data, arguments, or interpretations unless they have the authors’ permission.
  8. Reviewers should provide speedy, accurate, courteous, unbiased, and justifiable reports.
  9. Reviewers assigned to an article will comment on the following items:
    • The importance, originality, and timeliness of the study
    • Strengths and weaknesses of the study design and data analysis for research papers or the analysis and commentary for essays
    • Writing, organization, and presentation
    • The degree to which the findings justify the conclusion
    • The relevance, usefulness, and comprehensibility of the article for the Journal’s target audience.