Task: Peer-Review Process in Centre of Medical Knowledge Excellence
RM: Amit Sir
From 23-February-2023 to 25-February-2023
STM Journals (An imprint of Consortium e-Learning Network Pvt Ltd.) publishes over 250+ Journals on
behalf of researchers around the world in science, Technology, and Medical. We pride ourselves on our
personalized service tailored to the individual needs of each of our partners. Specializing in print and
electronic journal publishing, STM is committed to technical and editorial innovation combined with the
traditional value of quality and collaboration. We are a hybrid-based journal publisher (Subscription and
Open Access) and published articles in both models.
STM journals have 14 excellences dedicated to their specific field. The Centre of Medical Knowledge
Excellence is a bouquet of 16 National and International Journals in medical and pharmacy. The peer
review process is a critical step in ensuring the quality and credibility of articles published in these
journals. It involves the evaluation of articles by independent experts in the field before they are accepted
The process begins when an author submits an article to a medical journal. The editor of the journal then
sends the article to two or more peer reviewers who have expertise in the subject matter of the article. The
reviewers are typically experts in the same field as the author and are often academics or researchers who
are actively engaged in research.
The peer reviewers evaluate the article based on a set of criteria, such as the accuracy and reliability of the
data, the clarity and relevance of the research question, and the significance of the findings. They provide
feedback to the editor, who then communicates the feedback to the author. This feedback may include
suggestions for revisions to the article, as well as comments on the strengths and weaknesses of the
The author then revises the article based on the feedback and resubmits it to the editor. The editor may
send the revised article back to the same peer reviewers for further evaluation, or to different reviewers.
This process continues until the article is deemed acceptable for publication.
The peer review process helps to ensure the accuracy, quality, and relevance of research published in
medical journals. It provides a mechanism for independent evaluation of research and allows researchers
to improve the quality of their work based on feedback from their peers.
Role 1: Peer-Review Process (PRP)
1. Assigning papers for review appropriate to each reviewer’s area of interest and expertise.
2. Establishing a process for reviewers to ensure that they treat the manuscript as a confidential
document and complete the review promptly
3. Informing reviewers that they are not allowed to make any use of the work described in the
manuscript or to take advantage of the knowledge they gained by reviewing it before publication
4. Providing reviewers with written, explicit instructions on the journal’s expectations for the scope,
content, quality, and timeliness of their reviews to promote thoughtful, fair, constructive, and
informative critique of the submitted work
5. Requesting that reviewers identify any potential conflicts of interest and asking that they recuse
themselves if they cannot provide an unbiased review
6. Allowing reviewers appropriate time to complete their reviews.
Role 2: Manuscript Commissioning (MC)
1. Ensure a supply of high-quality manuscripts to STM in quantities that can maintain the publishing
schedule of the journal. If insufficient manuscripts are being submitted, then you should discuss
how to address this with your publishing contact.
2. The Associate Editor is responsible for promoting the call for papers through various channels,
such as social media, email lists, and conferences. The editor should ensure that the call for
papers reaches a wide audience and attracts high-quality submissions.
Goal 1: Monthly 20 peer-review reports from 20 new reviewers
Goal 2: 20 new reviewers’ enrollment
Goal 3: 10 Non-Paid article submissions in Medical Journals
Goal 4: 5 Paid articles submission*
Do’s 7 Don’ts:
1. DO provide a fair estimate for the work based on your understanding of the scope.
2. Communicate clearly and promptly with the company's editors and project managers.
3. Meet deadlines and deliver high-quality work.
4. Follow the company's style guide and other guidelines.
5. Be professional and respectful in all interactions with company staff and clients.
6. Keep client information confidential and respect their privacy.
7. Be open to feedback and willing to make revisions as needed.
8. Take responsibility for your work and be accountable for any mistakes or errors.
9. Manage your time and workload efficiently.
10. Keep up to date with industry trends and best practices.
11. Be proactive and suggest ideas for improving the work you're doing for the company.
1. Miss deadlines or deliver subpar work.
2. Plagiarize or otherwise engage in academic dishonesty.
3. Overstepping your bounds or making decisions that are outside of your purview.
4. Be disrespectful or unprofessional in your interactions with company staff and clients.
5. Share confidential client information or violate their privacy.
6. Disregard the company's guidelines or fail to follow the editorial style guide.
7. Ignore or dismiss feedback from editors and project managers.
8. Be unresponsive or difficult to contact.
9. Take on more work than you can handle or fail to manage your workload effectively.
10. Be complacent and fail to continuously improve your skills and knowledge.
12. Don’t be unprofessional and unorganized; use a systematic approach to your freelance work.