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Reviewer Incentives

ISTPress realizes the importance of time of our valued reviewers which they will spend on reviewing IST submitted papers. To acknowledge the efforts consumed on review work and to get a prompt response from the reviewers, certain credit is offered to the reviewers, which can be used to minimize the publishing cost. The credits earned by the reviewers can be used by themselves as well as it can be transferred to their intended recipient (friends, mates, students). The reviewer credit is especially beneficial to those reviewers who also intend to be the future author of any IST publication, since they can use the earned credit to reduce the cost of publishing. The accumulated credit could also help to promote a reviewer to the status of Associate Editor.

The credit is given in the following way.

  • Upon registering as a reviewer on IST website (one time only): 10 Credits

  • Upon evaluation of reviewer by Editors (one time only):15 Credits

  • Upon timely/satisfactorily completion of complete round of manuscript review: 25 Credits (transferable)

  • If a reviewer belongs to a developing country, he can further add a maximum of 50 to his earned credits.

  • Partly/fully support to register a paper for an IST supported conference.

  • Up-gradation to the level of Associate Editor: a reviewer may be considered upon successful completion of a certain number of reviews and recommendation by the board of editors. Associate Editor is a highly distinctive and paid position offered by IST.

The award of credits is subject to the following conditions:

  • Registering as reviewer will allow earning 10 credits right away.

  • Based on reviewer’s experience, his successful evaluation will allow earning 15 credits or less.

  • In case of holding an International Conference supported by IST, the IST leading reviewers will be partly/fully supported to register/attend the conference.

  • Timely completion of review will be acknowledged by awarding maximum credits.

  • Satisfactory completion of review will be acknowledged by awarding a maximum of 25 credits. To get maximum credits, the reviewers are encouraged to furnish useful references that may help the authors improve their articles. The earning of maximum credits is subject to the final disposal of a manuscript.

Transfer of credits

If a reviewer does not wish to avail his earned credits, he/she can transfer the transferable credits to any IST author whose article is finally accepted for publication. This can be done by simply writing an email to IST support, mentioning the user IDs of the email originator (reviewer) and the intended recipient of credits (author).

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