Peer Review Process

Each submitted manuscript is judged based on the following rules:

  • His originality and contribution to the field of Aquatic Resources Management 
  • Methodology and Theory Reliability is taken according to the title of the article 
  • Grammar and writing techniques are in accordance with existing provisions.


How to Review Journals / Articles / Scientific Papers

Things to note when reviewing journals/articles / scientific papers are as follows.

  1. Never believe that a paper is perfect. Advice that is often given: against the data presented, it may be possible that 70% of you believe, but for the discussion part, not more than 50%.
  2. Read the introduction section, and try to find the following information: a. Objectives of the research conducted; b. Why did the author choose that problem? Which side is interesting and significant?; c. Where is the originality of the research? Does the study suggest a new approach to an existing problem, or does it use an existing method to solve one exciting new application, or is it that both the approach and the application are all new?; d. What problems does the author want to answer? (problem formulation)
  3. Read the discussion section, and try to find the following information: a. What solution is used by the author to answer the research questions above?; b. How does the author design experiments to test the system created?; c. Was the experiment successful?; d. Are there any examples of experiments that don't work? (it should always be there because no research is perfect). How does the author discuss the cause? Or is that cause not discussed at all?
  4. Read the conclusion section and try to find the following information: a. Does that conclusion answer all the questions posed in the introduction section?; b. Where lies the greatest contribution of the research lies?; c. Are there any research problems that are still not resolved?
  5. Do you have any other ideas to solve the same problem?
  6. Where are the weaknesses of the paper you read? (content, presentation, etc)
  7. Read the reference section and try to find the following information: a. What references are used up to date (last year’s)? Or has the paper used as a reference been too long?; b. If you are interested in doing research on an adjacent theme, take note of the important papers or books listed in the reference section of the paper.