DBIT Journal of Science and Engineering

Reviewer Guidelines

In reviewing please pay attention to the following elements:
(1) It is important to consider and conclude if the paper makes a valuable contribution to
existing knowledge and literature in terms of theory development, new data, new methodology
(2) Is the paper written and submitted according to Journals Instructions for the authors.
(3) Is the paper written and presented up to publishable standards of the Journal in terms
of: whether any concepts have been defined adequately, whether the paper is well structured with
coherent argumentation and well integrated, clarity of any statistical data, tables and diagrams,
whether the title reflects the contents of the paper accurately, if any part of the paper should be
cut out, restructured or further developed.
(4) Appropriateness of referencing in terms of giving adequate credit to other contributors
in the field, major omissions and whether the references are complete and written correctly.
(5) Reviewers proposal to the course of action may be to: accept the paper as presented,
repeat the review process after changes recommended by reviewer, reject the paper.

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