Pre-publication Peer Review

All Book manuscripts, prior to their publication, are subjected to a ‘single-blind’ peer review. This is an essential step in the publication decision making process. All review reports are presented to an advisory board that ultimately decides on whether the book is suitable for publication.

Each Book manuscript is sent without any editorial modifications to neutral reviewers who are experts in the scientific or technical domain of the book. The book editor/author should declare any ‘conflicts of interest’ at the time of manuscript submission. Before sending the manuscript to a reviewer, Bentham Science seeks consent of potential reviewers about their availability and willingness to review. All correspondence with the reviewer is kept confidential. The reviewers are required to send their observations filled out in the publisher’s review form. Essential, non-confidential information received from the reviewer is then communicated to the book editor/author who is in turn required to submit a point-wise reply to each of the reviewer’s comments. In some cases, the editor’s and author’s replies and the modified manuscript may be sent again to the original reviewer for a re-review.

Bentham’s Advisory Board will eventually reach a decision whether or not to publish a book based on the reviewer’s comments and recommendations and after assessing the book’s excellence, timeliness, potential readership, credentials of the editors and contributing authors and originality of the topic and content submitted.

Bentham Science attaches great importance to its pre-publication review and realizes the critical role that the reviewers play in the publication of accurate scientific literature. We deeply appreciate the efforts of all our reviewers. As a token of appreciation, Book reviewers are allowed free access to the Book they reviewed, after its publication, and, to any two Bentham journals, selected from the list provided to the reviewer at the time the review task was undertaken.