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Wiley Peer Review Policy

By accepting an invitation to review with a Wiley journal, reviewers agree to act in accordance with generally accepted publication ethics and best practices (including the Core Practices and associated guidelines set forth by the Committee on Publication Ethics). The reviewer understands any manuscript input they provide as a reviewer will belong to Wiley and its affiliates. The reviewer also understands that authors of good quality manuscripts that the journal is unable to accept may be referred to journals with a similar subject area within Wiley’s network. Such manuscripts (along with any peer reviewer reports) will be transferred to the receiving journal to expedite any further evaluation and the editor's decision. The reviewer consents to the possible transfer of their name, email, and review to a relevant alternate journal. In cases where a manuscript has been transferred from a journal that does not participate in Transparent Peer Review to a journal that does, any reviews submitted to the original journal will not be published.


Wiley is committed to ensuring integrity in the peer review process. Accordingly, we expect all peer reviewers to comply with COPE’s Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers , including respecting the confidentiality of peer review and not revealing any details of a manuscript or communications related to it, during or after the peer review process, beyond those that are released by the journal. For journals with single-, double- or triple-blind review models, this confidentiality obligation extends to the review and all communications regarding the review.


We also require that authors respect the confidentiality of the peer review process, unless the journal has adopted an open review policy. Journals with open review policies will have this noted within their Author Guidelines.


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