Peer Reviewers

Peer Reviewers

 Please see the submission guidelines of the journal you wish to submit to. Click here to view the complete list of SAGE Insights Journals.

Submissions accepted for peer review are subject to independent peer review by a minimum of two expert peer reviewers. Our objective is to provide an efficient, high-quality peer review service.
Please note that as part of the submission process you may be asked to provide the names of a number of peers who could be called upon to review your manuscript. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below:

• The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
• The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
• Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted

Please note that the journal's editors are not obliged to invite any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.

Who Makes Editorial Decisions?

Editorial decisions are made by the journal's editor-in-chief or associate editor on the basis of expert peer reviewers' reports. If the journal's normal editorial decision-maker is unavailable or declares a conflict of interest, the deputy editor in chief (where appointed), or a member of the editorial board, or the editor in chief of a related journal will be asked to make the editorial decision.
If the decision-maker chooses to accept the paper subject to changes recommended by the peer reviewers being made then the revised paper will be returned to the decision-maker and either accepted for publication or further changes will be requested.
The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for possible publication in the journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor/Board member will have no involvement in the decision-making process.

Division Between Editorial and Business Matters

Most editorial decisions lead to an article processing fee payment by the author to the publisher. Because of this conflict of interest a strict division is maintained between editorial decisions, which are only made by the journal's editor in chief or associate editor and business decisions that are made by the publisher. Editorial decisions are never made by the publisher. Editorial decision-makers receive no incentives to make decisions resulting in a fee payment.

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Further Information

How to register as a volunteer reviewer
Guidance on how to undertake a peer review
Determine if you're in a conflict of interest
Read how to submit your peer review
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