The lead author must confirm that a manuscript topic is needed and is not currently addressed in our system. Failure to do so could result in rejection of the manuscript if it does not add to the body of information in our system.
Items to review before writing a manuscript:
For Program Directors
The Program Director is responsible for monitoring the review process for each publication submitted in their program area. If reviewers fail to perform their tasks within the prescribed timeframe, it is incumbent upon the Program Director to either motivate or replace the reviewer.
The job of a peer reviewer is to read a manuscript and assess its content for sound scientific basis, technical accuracy, and completeness.