This is a guideline for reviewers who voluntarily participate in peer review process of the journal. All of the journal’s contents including commissioned manuscripts are subject to peer-review.
Double-Blind Peer Review
Journal of Minimally Invasive Surgery (JMIS) adopts double-blind review, which means that the reviewers do not know the identity of the authors, and vice versa.
Role of Reviewers
Peer reviewer’s role is to advise editors on individual manuscript to revise, accept, or reject. Judgments should be objective and comments should be lucidly described. Scientific soundness is the most important value of the journal; therefore, logic and statistical analysis should be considered meticulously. The use of reporting guidelines is recommended for review. Reviewers should have no conflict of interest. Reviewers should point out relevant published work which is not yet cited. Reviewed articles are managed confidentially. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject a manuscript based on the reviewers' recommendation.
Writing Review Comments
After entering the e-submission system with ID and password, please download PDF files and supplementary files. It is not necessary to comment on the style and format, but just concentrate on the scientific soundness and logical interpretation of the results.
Comment to authors : Summarize the whole content of manuscript in one sentence. Please make a specific comment according to the order of each section of the manuscript. Page mark is good to trace the review comment. The reviewer’s recommendation on acceptance should not be stated at the comment to authors. Consider if the peer review opinion may increase the quality of manuscript or further research by author.
Comment to editor : Both the strength and shortness of the manuscript are recommended to be added. The reviewer’s recommendation on acceptance may be added here including special opinion to editor.