Peer Review

The PLAID Journal and Publons: Recognizing review

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Peer Review Process

The PLAID Journal follows a double blind review process -- the identities of the authors and reviewers are withheld during the review process. Although the reviewer’s identity remains unknown to the authors, if the reviewer chooses, they may contact the author at a later stage and reveal their identity.

Peer reviewers are asked to give their opinion on a number of issues pertinent to the scientific and scholarly aspects of a paper, and to judge the papers on grounds of originality and urgency. All relevant information will be forwarded to the authors. Based on the feedback from external reviewers and their own reading of the manuscript, the review editor will determine if a manuscript is:

  • Accepted, possibly with suggestions for minor revisions.
  • Accepted after major revisions contingent on the review editor’s decision on whether the revisions are adequate. On rare instances, the review editor may decide to send the revised manuscript out for external review to either one or more of the original reviewers or to additional reviewers. The author will be notified and the review process will be conducted as quickly as possible.
  • Rejected, if the manuscript is not of sufficient interest or has serious flaws that cannot be addressed by revisions.

The PLAID Journal aims to get quality research and resources into the hands of those impacted by diabetes. To that end, the editors are dedicated to sharing constructive feedback and decisions as quickly as possible, so that your research can be freely shared without delay.