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Instructions for peer reviewers

Peer review is the foundation of quality in research for both books and journals, ensuring that published research is rigorous and ethical. Peer reviewers can access a number of resources to assist them with their peer reviewing duties:

The journal administrator is also happy to help with any queries regarding undertaking peer review assignments. Please contact the Editorial Office with any questions.

This journal uses ScholarOne ( for online submission and peer review. ScholarOne is a “comprehensive workflow-management system for scholarly journals, books and conferences”. Further information on ScholarOne can be found here, and queries can be directed to the Editor-in-Chief.

JRMA Peer Review Confidentiality Statement

Peer reviewers will 

  • Treat article manuscripts and all communications with JAMS related to peer review work as strictly confidential. This includes refraining from commenting on the manuscript on social media and in conversations with colleagues, publishing or circulating any part of an unpublished manuscript, or making use of original research without permission;
  • Disclose potential conflicts of interest; 
  • Commit to remaining unbiased in their assessments;
  • Provide professional critique in a constructive manner.

A peer reviewer may choose to reveal their identity.