Procedure for peer review

NIR applies a process of “double-blind” peer review. This means that the identity of an article’s author is not disclosed to the reviewer, and the identity of the reviewer is not disclosed to the author. Submissions are anonymised before being sent out for review.

As part of the peer review process, reviewers are asked to comment on the following:

  1. the article’s suitability for publication in NIR;
  2. whether it is of sufficient academic rigour and originality;
  3. what, if any, changes need to be made to bring it up to the standard in point 2, and
  4. any other aspects, including structural and formal issues, that the author should address.