Purpose of Peer Review

Journal of Algebraic Systems (JAS)

Thank you for the effort and expertise that you contribute to reviewing, without which it would be impossible to maintain the high standards of peer-reviewed journals.

Peer review is a critical element of scholarly publication, and one of the major cornerstones of the scientific process. Peer Review serves two key functions:

  • Acts as a filter: Ensures research is properly verified before being published
  • Improves the quality of the research: Rigorous review by other experts helps to hone key points and correct inadvertent errors

 


 

On Being Asked To Review for JAS

 

Does the article you are being asked to review truly match your expertise?

The Editor who has approached you may not know your work intimately, and may only be aware of your work in a broader context. Only accept an invitation if you are competent to review the article.

 

Do you have time to review the paper?

Reviewing an article can be quite time consuming. The time taken to review can vary greatly between disciplines and of course on article type, but on average, an article will take about 3-6 hours to review properly. Will you have sufficient time before the deadline stipulated in the invitation to conduct a thorough review? If you cannot conduct the review let the Editor know immediately, and if possible advise the Editor of alternative reviewer(s).

 

Are there any potential conflicts of interest?

A conflict of interest will not necessarily eliminate you from reviewing an article, but full disclosure to the Editor will allow them to make an informed decision. For example; if you work in the same department or institute as one of the authors; if you have worked on a paper previously with an author; or you have a professional or financial connection to the article. These should all be listed when responding to the Editor’s invitation for review.

 



Conducting the Review

 

Reviewing needs to be conducted confidentially, the article you have been asked to review should not be disclosed to a third party. If you wish to elicit an opinion from colleagues or students regarding the article you should let the Editor know beforehand. Most editors welcome additional comments, but whoever else is involved will also need to keep the review process confidential. Although journal practices vary, most journals do not share the identity of the reviewer with the author. To help us protect your identity, please do not reveal your name within the text of your review.

You should not attempt to contact the authorBe aware when you submit your review that any recommendations you make will contribute to the final decision made by the Editor.

Depending upon the journal, you will be asked to evaluate the article on a number of criteria. Some journals provide detailed guidance others do not, but normally you would be expected to evaluate the article according to the following:

 

Originality

Is the article sufficiently novel and interesting to warrant publication? Does it add to the canon of knowledge? Does the article adhere to the JAS's standards? Is the research question an important one? In order to determine its originality and appropriateness for the JAS, it might be helpful to think of the research in terms of what percentile it is in? Is it in the top 25% of papers in this field (AlgebraLinear Algebra and related subjects)? You might wish to do a quick literature search using tools such as Scopus and Google Scholar to see if there are any reviews of the area. If the research has been covered previously, pass on references of those works to the Editor.

 

Structure

Is the article clearly laid out? Are all the key elements (where relevant) present: abstract, introduction, methodology, results, conclusions? Consider each element in turn:

  • Title: Does it clearly describe the article?
  • Abstract: Does it reflect the content of the article?
    • Where graphical abstracts and/or highlights are included, please check the content and if possible make suggestions for improvement(s).
    • Introduction: Does it describe what the author hoped to achieve accurately, and clearly state the problem being investigated? Normally, the introduction should summarize relevant research to provide context, and explain what other authors' findings, if any, are being challenged or extended. It should describe the experiment, the hypothesis(es) and the general experimental design or method(s).
    • Method: Does the author accurately explain how the data was collected? Is the design suitable for answering the question posed? Is there sufficient information present for you to replicate the research? Does the article identify the procedures followed? Are these ordered in a meaningful way? If the methods are new, are they explained in detail? Was the sampling appropriate? Have the equipment and materials been adequately described? Does the article make it clear what type of data was recorded; has the author been precise in describing measurements?
    • Results: This is where the author(s) should explain in words what he/she/they discovered in the research. It should be clearly laid out and in a logical sequence. You will need to consider if the appropriate analysis has been conducted. Are the statistics correct? If you are not comfortable with statistics, please advise the Editor when you submit your report. Interpretation of results should not be included in this section.
    • Conclusion/Discussion: Are the claim(s) in this section supported by the results, do they seem reasonable? Have the authors indicated how the results relate to expectations and to earlier research? Does the article support or contradict previous theories? Does the conclusion explain how the research has moved the body of scientific knowledge forward?
    • Language: If an article is poorly written due to grammatical errors, while it may make it more difficult to understand the science, you do not need to correct the English. You should bring this to the attention of the Editor, however.
    • Finally, on balance, when considering the whole article, do the figures and tables inform the reader, are they an important part of the story? Do the figures describe the data accurately? Are they consistent, e.g. bars in charts are the same width, the scales on the axis are logical.


Previous Research

If the article builds upon previous research does it reference that work appropriately? Are there any important works that have been omitted? Are the references accurate?

Ethical Issues

  • Plagiarism: If you suspect that an article is a substantial copy of another work, please let the Editor know, immediately, citing the previous work in as much detail as possible.
  • Fraud: It is very difficult to detect the determined fraudster, but if you suspect the results in an article to be untrue, discuss it with the Editor
  • Other ethical concerns: For medical research, has confidentiality been maintained? Has there been a violation of the accepted norms in the ethical treatment of animal or human subjects? If so, then these should also be identified to the Editor

 


 

Communicating Your Report to the Editor

Once you have completed your evaluation of the article the next step is to write up your report. As a courtesy, let the Editor know if it looks like you might miss your deadline.

Some journals may request that you complete a form, checking various aspects of the paper, others will request an overview of your remarks. Either way, it is helpful to provide a quick summary of the article at the beginning of your report. This serves the dual purpose of reminding the Editor of the details of the report and also reassuring the Author(s) and Editor that you have understood the article.

The report should contain the key elements of your review, addressing the points outlined in the preceding section. Commentary should be courteous and constructive, and should not include any personal remarks or personal details including your name.

Providing insight into any deficiencies is important. You should explain and support your judgment so that both Editor and Author(s) are able to fully understand the reasoning behind your comments. You should indicate whether your comments are your own opinion or are reflected by the data.

When you make a recommendation regarding an article, it is worth considering the categories the Editor most likely uses for classifying the article.

a)       Reject (explain reason in report)

b)       Accept (without revision)

c)        Revise (either major or minor)

d)       Last, clearly identify what revision is required, and indicate to the Editor whether or not you would be happy to review the revised article.

Reviewer Name Affiliation
Gholamreza Abbaspour Department of pure mathematics, Damghan university, Damghan, Iran.
Hossein Abdollahzadeh Ahangar Babol University
Mostafa Abedi Esfarayen University of Technology, Esfarayen, North Khorasan, Iran.
Jawad Abuhlail
Gezahagne Mulat Addis Department of Mathematics, University of Gondar P. O. Box: 196, Gondar, Ethiopia,
mojgan afkhami University of Neyshabur
Mojgan Afkhami University of Neyshabur
Moharram Aghapournahr Arak University
A. AHADPANAH
Fateme Ahangari
Neda Ahanjideh Shahrekord Univ.
Mohamad Hadi Akhbari
M. Akram University of the Punjab, Pakistan
Abdollah Alhevaz Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, Shahrood University of Technology
Majid M. Ali
Shakir Ali
Saeid Alikhani Yazd University
M. Alishahi
Morteza Alishahi university of karaj
Mohammad Alizadeh Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences(IASBS) Gava zang P. O. Box 45195-1159 Zanjan 45137-66731 Iran
Yaser Alizadeh Department of Mathematics, Hakim Sabzevari University, Sabzevar, Iran
Mahboubeh Alizadeh Sanati golestan university
Mustafa Alkan
AbdulGawad. A. Q. Al-Qubati
Yousef Al-Shaniafi university
Afshin Amini Shiraz university
Hossien Aminikhah
H. Ansari
S. M. Anvariyeh Yazd University
Homayoon Arabyani Department of Mathematics Neyshabur Branch, Islamic Azad University Neyshabur, Iran
Abdoreza Armakan Shiraz University
S. Z. Armengou
M. Asgharzadeh
Mohammad Ashraf Department of Mathematics, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh-202002, India
Ali Reza Ashrafi University of Kashan
Nahid Ashrafi semnan university
A. Asokkumar Aditanar College Tiruchendur
Fariborz Azarpanah Department ofMathematics University of Ahvaz Ahvaz, Iran, And Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics (IPM) Tehran, Iran.
Abdolrasol Azizi A. Azizi, Department of Mathematics, Shiraz University, Shiraz
Mehdi Badie دانشگاه صنعتی جندی شاپور دزفول
Abdolnaser Bahlekeh Gonbade Kavous University
Kamal Bahmanpour Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, 56199-11367, Ardabil, Iran; and School of Mathematics, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), P.O. Box. 19395-5746, Tehran, Iran.
R. Bakhshandeh Chamazkoti
mahmood bakhshi teacher.university of Bojnord.iran
Hasan Barzegar Department of mathematics, Tafresh University, Tafresh, Iran.
Hasan Barzegar University of Tafresh
Malik Bataineh Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Jordan University of Science and Technology
Mohammad Baziar Yasouj University
Mahmood Behboodi
Driss Bennis Mohammed V University
Hashem Bordbar University of Nova Gorica
Arsham Borumand Saeid Shahid Bahonar University
Rajab Ali Borzooei
Tim Boykett Institute for Algebra, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
Boris Brimkov Rice University, Houston, TX, USA
Seçil Çeken
Kinkar Chandra Das Graph Theory and Combinatorics
Huanyin Chen
Angelina Chin Yan Mui Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
David Christopher
Lizhong Chu
Irina Cristea University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia
Mohammad Reza Darafsheh University of Tehran
Angsuman Das
Bijan Davvaz Yazd University
Najmeh Dehghani Persian Gulf University, Bushehr, Iran
Fatemeh Dehghani-Zadeh
Alpesh Dhorajia
M. T. غیرفعال Dibaei university
Kamran Divaani-Aazar
Markus Dod
T. Doslic University of Zagreb
Themba Dube Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of South Africa, P.O. Box 392, 0003 Unisa, South Africa
Wieslaw Dudek
M. Mehdi Ebrahimi Department of Mathematics, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran 19839, Iran.
Mahdieh Ebrahimpour Department of Mathematics, University of Vali-e-As
Behrouz Edalatzadeh Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran
Sohrab Effati
Ozgur Ege Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Ege University, Bornova, 35100, Izmir, Turkey
Ali Akbar Estaji Hakim Sabzevari University
Sergio Estrada
Masoumeh Etebar Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran.
Brent Everitt
Asadollah Faramarzi Salles Damghan University
M.R. Farhangdoost Shiraz University
Javad Farokhi Ostad Faculty of Basic Sciences, Birjand University of technology
Faranak Farshadifar Farhangian University , P. O. Box 19396-14464, Tehran, Iran.
Hosein Fazaeli Moghim Academic member-University of Birjand
Michael Fuchs
Ali Ghaffari
Ebrahim Ghashghaei Department of Mathematics, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran
Ahmad Gholami Qom University
Mohammad Gholami Department of Mathematics, Shahrekord University
Modjtaba Ghorbani Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University
Oliver Gnilke Aalborg University
Victoria Gould Mathematics University of York Heslington York
Mohammad Habibi Department of Mathematics, University of Tafresh
Mahdieh Haddadi Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematics, Statistics and computer science, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran.
M. R. Haddadi
Maryam Hamidizadeh Shahrood Uinversity of Technology
Asma Hamzeh Insurance Research Center
Habib Harizavi Shahid Chamran University
Amir Hashemi Isfahan University of Technology
Ebrahim Hashemi Editor-in-Chief
John Haslegrave
Roslan Hasni Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
Seyed Reza Hejazi University of Shahrood
Takayuki Hibi
Kostaq Hila University of Gjirokastra, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Mathematics & Computer Sciences, Gjirokastra-ALBANIA
Azam Hokmabadi Payame Noor University
Sarka Hoskova-Mayerova University of Defence, Faculty of Military Technologies, Kounicova 65, 61200 Brno, Czech Republic
Esmaeil Hosseini Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz
Ali Iranmanesh Tarbiat modares univ.
S.V. IVANOV
Hossein Jafari Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, University of Mazandaran
R. Jafari Kharazmi University
Raheleh Jafari Postdoc fellow at IPM
Seyed Heydar Jafari Assistant Professor in Mathematics
S. Hadi Jafari Department of Mathematics, Islamic Azad university, Mashhad Branch, Mashhad, Iran.
Seyyed Majid Jafarian Amiri University of Zanjan
Nader Jafari Rad
Morteza Jafarpour Faculty of Mathematics, Vali-e-Asr University of Rafsanjan
Maryam Jalali-Rad University of Kashan
Shahrooz Janbaz Isfehan university
Seyedeh Samaneh Javadi Syahkale Department of Mathematics, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran
Mehri Javanian Zanjan university
Hossein Javanshiri Associate Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, Yazd University, P.O. Box: 89195-741, Yazd-IRAN
Vinayak Joshi Department of Mathematics, Savitribai Phule Pune University
Jaiung Jun DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES, BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY, BINGHAMTON, NY 13902, USA
Young Bae Jun Gyeongsang National University, Korea
Azam Kaheni University of Birjand
S. KAR Jadavpur University
seyed Mehdi Karbassi Department of Mathematics , yazd university
Abolghasem Karimi Feizabadi Reviewer
Seyed Mohammad Bagher Kashani Tarbiat Modares University
Ivan Kaygorodov Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia
Ahmad Khaksari Payame Noor University
Abdul Jaleel Khalaf University of Kufa
Khadijeh Khalilnezhad
Madad Khan COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Department of Mathematics, Abbottabad, Pakistan
MOHAMMAD AASIM KHAN Department of Mathematics, Integral University, Lucknow, India
Hani A. Khashan
K. Khashyarmanesh
Maryam Khatami University of Isfahan
Omid Khormali Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Montana Missoula, MT 59812, USA.
Fahimeh Khoshahang Ghasr Department of Mathematics, Faculty of sciences, Ilam University,
Hassan Khosravi Gonbad-Kavoos University
Hee Kim Hanyang University, Korea
Mahammad Tamer Kosan Dep. Math. Gebze Institute of technology, turkey
Denis S. Krotov
Tai Keun Kwak
Hossein Larki Dept of Math., Faculty of Mathematical Sciences and Computer, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran
Dariush Latifi
Gee Choon Lau Universiti Teknologi MARA
S. C. Lee
Yang Lee
C.R. Leedham-Green
Daniel Lichtblau
Amir Loghman Payamenoor Univ
Kasper Szabo Lyngsie
A. Madanshekaf
Amir Mafi University of Kurdistan,
Mohammad Maghasedi Department of Mathematics, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran
Saeid Maghsoudi
Razieh Mahjoob Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Sciences, Semnan University,Semnan, Iran
Mojgan Mahmoudi Shahid Beheshty university,Tehran, Iran
Ali Mahmoudifar Department of Mathematics, Tehran North Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Ali Majidinya Department of Mathematics, Salman Farsi University
Behrooz Mashayekhy Department of pure Mathematics, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
Natalia Maslova Russian Academy of Sciences , Moscow · Krasovsky Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics Message You follow Natalia. Unfollow
H. Mazaheri
Cam McLeman
Mariusz Michta
Štefko Miklavič
Saeed Mirvakili Payame Noor University
Madjid Mirzavaziri
Alireza Moghaddamfar Faulty of Mathematics, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Gholam Reza Moghaddasi Department of Mathematics, Hakim Sabzevary University, Sabzevar, Iran.
Rasul Mohammadi University of Mazandaran
Bahram Mohammadzadeh
mohammad reza molaei Shahid bahonar university of kerman
ehsan momtahan
Ehsan Momtahan Yasooj University
Ali Moniri Hamzekolaee Department of Mathematics, University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Iran
Primoz Moravec University of Ljubljana
A Moudafi
Hamid Mousavi Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, Department of pure mathematics
Seyed Shahin Mousavi Mirkalaei Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman
D. K. Nagar Departmento de Matematicas Universidad de Antioquia Antioquia, COLOMBIA
U. Nagel
Ali Naghipour Shahrekord University,
Reza Naghipour
Eskandar Naraghirad Department of Mathematics, Yasouj University, Yasouj, Iran. 75918
Kishori Narayankar Department Of Mathematics, Mangalore University
M. A. Nasr-Azadani
Rasoul Nasr-Isfahani Department of Mathematical Sciences, Isfahan University of Technology
zohreh nazari Vali-e-Asr University of Rafsanjan‎, ‎Department of Mathematics‎, ‎P‎. ‎O‎. ‎Box 7713936417‎, ‎Rafsanjan‎, ‎Iran
Arezoo Nazi Ghameshlou University of Tehran
Reza Nikandish Jundi-Shapur University
Mohammad Javad NIKMEHR
Ashkan Nikseresht Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences
Peyman Niroomand Damghan University,  P.O. Box: 36715-364, Damghan, Iran.
Peeter Normak
Vilém Novák
Mohammad Reza Oboudi
F. Oliveri
Naimeh Onagh Department math., Golestan university
Narutaka Ozawa
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Mohsen Parvizi Department of pure Mathematics, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
Petar Pavesic
Shariefuddin Pirzada Department of Mathematics, University of Kashmir
Yiu Tung Poon
azam pourmirzaei Hakim sabzevari university
Neda Pouyan Faculty of Engineering, Shohadaye Hovaize University of Technology, Susangerd, Iran
Amin Rafiei
A. Rahimi
Asghar Rahimi Faculty Mathematics, University of Maragheh, Maragheh, Iran.
Mohammad Ramezanpour گروه ریاضی، دانشکده ریاضی دانشگاه دامغان، دامغان، ایران
Hamid Rasouli Department of Mathematics, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Abdolrahman Razani Department of Pure Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Imam Khomeini INternational University
Shahram Rezaei payame Noor University
Maryam Robat Sarpoushi Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Hakim Sabzevari University, Sabzevar, Iran.
Bernardo Rodrigues School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
M.E. Rossi
Mohammad Roueentan
hossein sabzru Institute for research in fundamental sciences
ghadir sadeghi
Amin Saeidi School of Mathematical Sciences, North-West University (Mafikeng)Mmabatho, South Africa
Hesam Safa University of Bojnord
Parviz Sahandi
Hossein Sahleh Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, University of Guilan
Mohammad Reza Salarian Kharazmi University
Shokrollah Salarian Damghan University
Karim Samei Department of Mathematics, Bu Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran
Vladimir Samodivkin
Sean Sather-Wagstaff
reza sazideh urimea university
Mojtaba Sedaghatjoo Persian Gulf University
Andrea Semaniov-Feovkov Department of Applied Mathematics and Informatics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Koice, Slovakia
Saeed Shaebani School of Mathematics and Computer Science, Damghan University, Damghan, Iran
Leila Shahbaz http://www.maragheh.ac.ir/
Mohammad Shahryari University of Tabriz, Faculty of Mathematics
Marzieh Shams Yousefi Academic staff of university of Guilan, Pure math Department
Yilun Shang Department of Computer and Information Sciences‎, ‎Northumbria University‎, ‎Newcastle NE1 8ST‎, ‎United Kingdom
Habib Sharif
Leila Sharifan Hakim Sabzevari university
Marjan Sheibani Abdolyousefi
Rulin Shen Normal University, China
Sun Shin Ahn
Sheela Suthar
Bijan Taeri Isfahan University of Technology
Saeed Tafazolian Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), 424 Hafez Ave., Tehran 15914, Iran
Ali Taherifar Department of Mathematics, Yasouj University, Yasouj, Iran
Figen Takıl Mutlu Anadolu Univ., Turkey
Behnam Talaee Babol University of Technology, Iran
Yahya Talebi University of Mazandaran, Babolsar
T. Tamizh Chelvam
Wang Jun Tao School of  Science, Xi'an Shiyou  University , Xi'an 710065, China

Unsal Tekir Marmara University
Gui-Xian Tian
Yaser Tolooei Department of Mathematics Faculty of Sciences Razi University Kermanshah, Iran
Yaser Tolooei Department of Mathematics, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran.
Behnaz Tolue Haghighi Hakim sabzevari university
Hamid Torabi Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
L. Torkzadeh
Mina Towhidi
Burcu Ungor Department Of Mathematics, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
Mohammad Vahidi-Asl Shahid Beheshti University
Alfons Van Daele University of leuven
Mehdi Vatandoost ‎Department of mathematics, Hakim Sabzevari University‎, ‎Iran
Mohammad Reza Vedadi
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Andrzej Walendziak Siedlce University, Faculty of Science, Institute of Mathematics and Physic, 3 Maga 54, Siedlece, Poland
Jun Tao Wang
Shaohui Wang Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, USA.
Shaohui Wang Department of Mathematics, Savannah State University, GA, USA.
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Guangwu Xu
Bamdad Reza Yahaghi university
E. Yaraneri
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Taher Yazdanpanah
Ahmad Yousefian Darani Departtment of Mathematics, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran
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Jianming Zhan Hubei University for Nationalities, China
Liu Zhongkui