For Reviewers

To uphold the quality and validity of the publication, manuscripts submitted on ITS are subject to rigorous peer-review process, in which reviewers play a critical role. ITS is grateful to reviewers who spend their time in the peer-review process.

How to Become Reviewers
If you are interested in article reviewing and want to be a volunteer, please download the online  Invitation Letter for Reviewer and finish it, which should be sent together with your CV to email editorial@itspoa.com. Once you are accepted by ITS, a letter of appointment will be sent to you promptly.

Benefits of Reviewers
An acknowledgment page for reviewers who have performed the peer-review process for one or more of the journal manuscripts has been displayed in every journal. Besides, reviewers who provide timely and substantial comments can receive reduction in the publication fee for future submissions to an ITS journal

Responsibilities of Reviewers
Manuscripts submitted to ITS will be reviewed by at least two experts. Reviewers are asked to evaluate the quality of the manuscript and to provide a recommendation to the external editor on whether a manuscript can be accepted, requires revisions or should be rejected. To define it more accurately, what the peer reviewers should do including three aspects: to rate the originality, significance, quality of the presentation, scientific soundness, interest to the readers, overall merit and English level of the manuscript, to provide an overall recommendation for the publication of the manuscript, and to provide detailed and constructive review report.
Review reports should contain such things like a brief summary outlining the aim of the paper and its main contributions, broad comments highlighting areas of strength and weakness, which should be specific enough for authors to be able to respond, and specific comments referring to line numbers, tables or figures. Reviewers need not comment on formatting issues that do not obscure the meaning of the paper, as these will be addressed by editors
The manuscript submitted can be classified by the peer-reviewers to the following 4 types:
A: Accept
B: Minor Revision and Accept
C: Major Revision and Accept
D: Reject
Comments for each article delivered to reviewers should be completed and returned to the editorial department within 14 days, perfectly within 7 days. A gentle reminder will be sent by email when there are 7 days before the deadline.