|Year : 2019 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 41
Call for Reviewers
|Date of Web Publication||7-Jun-2019|
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. Call for Reviewers
. Clin Trials Orthop Disord 2019;4:41
CTOD Editorial Team
Clinical Trials in Orthopedic Disorders (CTOD) is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal with quarterly print on demand compilation of issues published. It covers clinical trials, research, therapeutics and education for all aspects of orthopedic disorders. By offering a high-visibility forum for new insights and discussions, CTOD gives to the authors the possibility to spread the ideas that are at the basis of an ongoing trial and also publish articles on general trial methodology as well as protocols, commentaries and traditional results papers - regardless of outcome or significance of findings.
At the beginning of 2018, CTOD became a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), which supports and abides by the Code of Conduct for Journal Editors. As a member of COPE, CTOD follows the COPE guidelines for peer reviewers which were written explicitly with the novice reviewer in mind. We know that scholarly publishing depends on the volunteer efforts of peer reviewers yet few are prepared for this role in any formal way. These guidelines are a useful resource for anyone keen to take a more active role in disseminating research.
CTOD recognizes the value and importance of the peer reviewer in the overall publication process - not only in shaping the individual manuscript, but also in shaping the credibility and reputation of a journal. As such, the identification and selection of reviewers who have expertise and interest in the topics appropriate to each manuscript are essential elements in ensuring a timely, productive peer review process.
The significant contribution that reviewers make to the publishing process often goes unrecognized. The CTOD Editorial Team actively seeks to engage and support our peer reviewers and we recognize their contribution in three specific ways:
- CTOD provides certification for excellent reviewers in
emails after each review;
- CTOD gives credit for reviewers in Publons;
- Annually CTOD features a 'thank you to reviewers' listing all those who have actively peer reviewed for the journal during the previous year, in order to give reviewers public recognition.
Requirements for Reviewers
1) With a certain academic level, noble professional ethics, rigorous scientific attitude and dedication, who can review manuscripts objectively, fairly, meticulously and on time.
2) Have a valid degree in Medicine or a Ph.D., or has academic title of assistant professor (equivalent).
3) Research interests are focused on clinical orthopedic disorders.
4) The reviewer is expected to review 2-5 articles per calendar year.
5) The reviewer must complete the assigned review within the proposed review duration provided in the invitation e-mail (2-4 weeks according to the type of manuscript).
6) The reviewer is expected to submit one paper for the journal during the service period (three years).
We are eager for more of our authors and readers to join our list of peer reviewers in order to maintain our best practice review system. Please send us a copy of your current Curriculum Vitae (CV), areas of interest and expertise, and your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or apply online via http://www.clinicalto.com/joinus.asp if you are interested in becoming an reviewer for CTOD.
Editorial Board of CTOD