In this module, we’ll look at things from the peer reviewer’s point of view in order to strengthen our understanding of how the overall editorial process works in OJS. We’ll gain an understanding of how the reviewer receives a request to do a review, responds using OJS, completes the review, and shares it with the editor.
If you are interested in learning more about the considerations of the reviewer in choosing to accept or turn down a request, you may want to look at the Becoming an Editor course either before or after this module. This will give you a better understanding, for example, of the conflicts of interest that may arise for reviewers.
For this activity, you’ll need to login as the Reviewer that was previously assigned the submission. Once you’ve logged in, you’ll be able to walk through all of the steps for completing the review. OJS was designed to make this process as simple as possible, as Reviewers are generously volunteering their time, and we want to ensure they are able to quickly and easily do their work. What do you think? Is it easy enough? What would you change?
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The reviewer’s last step is:Correct
No — the last step is automatically emailing the section editor with his recommendation.
Question 2 of 2
All OJS journals require the reviewer to complete a review form.Correct
Correct — this is optional.Incorrect
No — this is optional.
What are the characteristics of a good review? What kinds of comments would you ideally like to see your reviewers making on submissions?