Pakistan Journal of Intensive Care Medicine (ISSN: xxxx-xxxx) relies on members of the scientific research community to assess the validity of articles under consideration through peer review.
Invitation to Review
Pakistan Journal of Intensive Care Medicine editors select potential reviewers based on their expertise in research areas relevant to the manuscript under consideration. Reviewer invitations are sent by email from the journal’s Editorial Manager. Accept an invitation only if you have the knowledge, time and objectivity necessary to provide an unbiased assessment of the research. In agreeing to complete a review.
Our Peer Review Process
Pakistan Journal of Intensive Care Medicine practices single-blind peer review by default, but offers opportunities for authors and reviewers to participate in signed and published peer review.
Our peer review model
Single-blind peer review
During the peer review process you will know the authors’ names, but your name will not be shared. Your review will appear in the editorial decision letter where it can be read by the authors and other reviewers.
Signed peer review
You can choose to sign your name to your review when you submit it. Remember, if you sign your name the authors and other reviewers of the manuscript will see it. If the authors choose to publish their peer review history your name will accompany your comments alongside the published article.
If the authors subsequently choose to transfer their manuscript to another Pakistan Journal of Intensive Care Medicine your review will accompany it. You may hear from editors at another PJICM for re-review. Reviewers for any Pakistan Journal of Intensive Care Medicine journal should be willing to have their reviews considered by the editors of another Pakistan Journal of Intensive Care Medicine.
Declaring competing interests
A competing interest is anything that interferes with or could be perceived as potentially interfering with, a thorough and objective assessment of a manuscript. Common examples of competing interests may include:
A recent or current collaborations with any of the authors
- Direct competition or a history of scientific conflict with any of the authors
- An opportunity to profit financially from the work
Do not accept a review assignment if you have a competing interest, or don’t feel able to give an objective assessment. If you’re unsure whether your relationship qualifies as a competing interest, contact the journal office for advice. If we ask you to complete the review anyway, be sure to declare the competing interest when you submit your review.
Keep manuscripts and correspondence confidential and do not share information about submissions with anyone else unless previously agreed with the editor. We expect that reviewers will not make use of any material or take advantage of any information they gain through the peer review process.
Time to review
Aim to complete your review within 10 days. If you need more time to perform the review, please email us as soon as possible.