Review Guide

Ethical guidelines for Peer reviewers

Iranian Journal of Veterinary Science and Technology (IJVST) follows and adheres to: COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers.  


Manuscripts under peer review should be strictly confidential. Reviewers must not share manuscripts or discuss their content with anyone outside the peer review process.  Reviewers should not discuss the manuscript with anyone other than the IJVST Editor, nor should they discuss any information from the manuscript without permission

Conflicts of interest

Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections.


  What should be checked while reviewing a manuscript :

  1. Novelty
  2. Originality
  3. Scientific reliability
  4. Valuable contribution to the science
  5. Adding new aspects to the existed field of study
  6. Ethical aspects
  7. Structure of the article submitted and its relevance to authors’ guidelines
  8. References provided to substantiate the content
  9. Grammar, punctuation and spelling
  10. Scientific misconduct 

When writing your review report, please keep in mind that your feedback will be shared with the manuscript author(s). Thus, we expect to receive your constructive and professional evaluations only in the English language. Please note that we reserve the right to remove any inappropriate language from your report. 
IJVST uses a structured form for reviewers to submit their reports. This means you will need to fill in a structured questionnaire to provide feedback to the Editor and authors. You will also have a dedicated field to share confidential comments with the editor.