Reviewer Guidelines

Blind Review is the reviewing system followed in Tishreen University Journal. All the steps of revieawing are fully electronic.
The reviewers have to read the criteria for judging a
submission's suitability for publication in the journal, which
may include instructions for preparing an effective and helpful
review. Reviewers will have an opportunity to provide
comments intended for the author and editors as well as separate
comments for the editor only.
Reviewers will be asked to comply with the competing interests
disclosure policy.
Reviewer Guidelines
Please consider the following points if possible:
(1) Is the manuscript within the scope of Tishreen University Journal- Biological Science Series?
(2) Are the data original and not yet published elsewhere?
(3) Is the title appropriate and concise?
(4) Is the abstract (in any) representative of the content of the
(5) Is the subject clearly and logically presented?
(6) Are the interpretations justified?
(7) Have the scientific names (for biology article) been correctly
applied in nomenclature decisions? Or chemical nomenclature
(please, follow this link:
(8) Are the discussion and conclusions supported by the results?
(9) Is the literature cited appropriately and comprehensively?
(10) Are the tables and figures clear, all necessary, and well
(11) Should some parts of the manuscript be modified,
expanded, or omitted?
(12) Does the total length of the manuscript comply with its
Comments in the form of texts can be entered into comment
field (comments for authors and those for editors only can be
entered into two different sections. You can also upload edited
Please make a recommendation (Accept; Accept with revisions;
Submit for review; Decline.


Reviewers' Responsibilities:

- Contribution to Editorial Decisions

The research’s reviewing helps the editorial panel in making the appropriate decision concerning the research in addition to helping the author to make their research accepted. The regulations, standards, and the level of originality of the documents and papers accepted for publications in the journal are in the responsibility of the editorial board panel to be given and declared to the reviewers. The editorial board panel is also responsible for not disclosing the names of the reviewers except with a written consent by the reviewers themselves.


- Promptness

Selected reviewers should notify the editorial board panel  their apology for reviewing an article, as soon as possible, if they think that they are unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or know that their prompt review will be impossible, in order to be excused from the review process.


- Confidentiality

Reviewers are required to deal confidentially with the papers and documents sent to them. It is not allowed to disclose the documents and papers with others, except with the editor of the journal.


- Standards of Objectivity

The editors should conduct the articles and make their reviews objectively according to the articles scientific value. It is inappropriate to criticize the authors personally. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments, regardless of the authors' race, gender, religious backgrounds, ethnicity, nationality, and political philosophy.

The objective criteria in reviewing are a must and the personal judgment about authors is not allowed otherwise it will be disregarded. The reviews must be reinforced by clear opinions and scientific arguments in accordance with the journal’s regulations and approved criteria of “publication terms”.


- Acknowledgement of Sources

The editorial board panel must be informed with the non-compliance of the author with the standards of publication by the reviewers. They should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument  which had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. Reviewers should also check the aptness of the references as well as the correct referencing as references should match the body and bibliography. It must be ensured that the presented views and arguments do not belong to other researches. Reviewers must notify the editor in case of similarity or overlap between their manuscript submitted to the journal and any other published researches.


- Disclosure and Conflict of Interests

It is not allowed for reviewers to use any information and ideas stated in the reviewed manuscripts for personal purposes, competitive interests, or any other interests. Moreover, they should also make clear any conflict of interests that may make their opinion about the manuscript biased.