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Guides to Reviewers


Journal of Mountain Science (JMS) takes BLINDED PEER-REVIEW policy, and uses the ScholarOne Manuscript system for MS managing and handling.

As a reviewer, you will be notified by an invitation email to review a manuscript.

The e-mail comes embedded with hyperlink invitation responses (Shown below). You can select the appropriate hyperlink to send the response to the journal.  

We have prepared a guide (ppt, pdf) to the reviewers who are not familiar to the ScholarOne

Manuscript system. You can download them at (Guide to Reviewers).

If you are not available for this invitation, you can recommend alternative reviewers for this manuscript. 

The review period is three weeks (21 days). During the review process, the system will send three reminding emails to you.

If you cannot complete the review within the required deadline, the administrator will extend the deadline for you after we receive your request. 

Journal of Mountain Science is a member of the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics), the reviewers are expected to follow the COPE Ethical Guidelines for

Peer Reviewers (
The reviewer should have the expertise in relevant fields.
The reviewer does not have interest conflict with the authors.
The reviewer is not a family member of any one of the authors.
The reviewer is not in the same research team of the authors.
The reviewer was not co-authored with the authors in the past three years.
There exist any other circumstances that may affect to make fair review comments.

We provide the following types of reward to the reviewers:
1. A copy of the digital journal of the current year (under request);
2. Certificates of Recognition (under request)
3. "Outstanding reviewer certificate" will be awarded to excellent reviewers;
4. Online reviewer list and the reviewer list in JMS homepage and in the digital journal of the last issue of current year.

Guide to Reviewers  PPT

Guide to Reviewers  PDF


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