Information for Reviewers
Reviewing a manuscript written by a fellow scientist is a privilege. However, it is also a time-consuming responsibility. Hence, HPR’s Editorial Board, authors, and audiences appreciate your willingness to accept this responsibility and your dedication. HPR adheres to a double-blind peer review process that is rapid, fair, and ensures the high quality of articles published. In so doing, HPR needs reviewers who can provide insightful and helpful comments on submitted manuscripts with a turnaround time of about 8 weeks. Maintaining HPR as a high quality scientific journal depends on reviewers with a high level of expertise and the ability to be objective, fair, and insightful in their evaluation of manuscripts. We hope that the information provided herein will help make your work easier.
Purpose and Rewards of Reviewers
HPR reviewers’ opinions of manuscripts are invaluable in helping the Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board make their decisions. Peer-reviewing will help you keep up with the field and attain new understandings that will improve the quality and value of your own studies.
In appreciation of your invaluable service to HPR, your name will be included in the list we publish on the webpage of reviewers who have reviewed for HPR. Also, reviewers who consistently exhibit excellent reviews and respond promptly to the editorial requests are considered for an invitation to the Editorial Board.
If HPR’s Editor-in-Chief has invited you to review a manuscript, please consider the following:
What Should be Checked While Reviewing a Manuscript?
How to Review a Manuscript via the HPR Portal?
As the first step in the review process, an invitation email will be sent to the reviewers and the abstract of the manuscript to be reviewed will be provided. The reviewers will then be registered via the HPR portal, and a Username and Password will be automatically sent to them.
To complete the review process and obtain access to the full text of the manuscript, reviewers should login via the HPR portal and follow the instructions provided below:
Please go to your profile--Reviewer Section--Pending Assignments--Click on the manuscript ID--Click on Manuscript Evaluation Form--Complete the form/attach the review file--Make the decision (Reviewer Recommendation) as to Accept, Minor Revisions, Major Revisions, Re-Submit or Reject--Push "Send to Editor" button.