About the Peer Review Process
Peer review is vital to the quality of
published research. Your submitted article
will be evaluated by at least two
independent reviewers. Feedback from the
peer reviewers will contribute to the
editor’s decision on whether to accept or
reject your article for publication.
What is peer review
and why is it important?
Peer review is defined as the “critical
assessment of manuscripts submitted to
proceedings/journals by experts who are not
part of the editorial staff.” Ninety-one
percent of authors think that peer review
improved the quality of their article (Sense
About Science Peer Review Survey). Peer
review ensures the integrity of science by
excluding invalid or low-quality research.
How does it work?
The policy requires at least two qualified
reviewers evaluate a submitted article
before the editor can reach a decision.
The conference committee invites reviewers
who are experts in your article’s subject
matter to evaluate the article and provide
Reviewers comment on a variety of points
such as whether the study is well designed
or if the results are too preliminary.
Reviewers can help authors hone key points,
identify and resolve errors, and generate
The reviewers’ feedback informs the final
decision on whether to accept or reject the
The most common types of peer review are
single-blind and double-blind review.
In single-blind, the names of the reviewers
are not shared with the author but the
reviewers are aware of the author’s
In double-blind, neither the author nor the
reviewers are aware of each other’s
Both models ensure that the reviewer can
give an honest and impartial evaluation of
the article. AIBT will have double-blind
review for each paper.
What are editors
and reviewers looking for?
During the peer review process, editors, and
reviewers look for:
Scope: Is the article appropriate for this
Novelty: Is this original material distinct
from previous publications?
Validity: Is the study well designed and
Data: Are the data reported, analyzed, and
Clarity: Are the ideas expressed clearly,
concisely, and logically?
Compliance: Are all ethical and journal
Advancement: Is this a significant
contribution to the field?
Note: AIBT will strictly abide by the review rules
and accept the real qualified papers for the