Acknowledgement to Reviewers
On behalf of the editors of the Journal of Marine Biology and Oceanography, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the reviewers for assessing manuscripts. The editors greatly appreciate the contribution of reviewers who have dedicated their valuable time and efforts in reviewing the assigned manuscripts, which is crucial to the journal’s editorial decision-making process. The Journal of Marine Biology and Oceanography follows a double-blind peerreview process, where the identities of both the authors and reviews are not disclosed, to avoid any biased decision. Committing to review is a diligent task, requiring not only careful reading, analysis, and commentary but also a willingness to continue with a manuscript through multiple revisions. The Journal has taken several steps to thank and acknowledge the reviewers. The Journal has an Editorial submission system that generates a unique id and password for their reviewers, who accept the reviewer invitation. By creating an account on the Editorial submission system, reviewers can submit their comments either on the journal’s email id or directly on the submission system. Also, they can access details of their past reviews and can download a letter of acknowledgment for their records. On successfully completing the reviewing of 5 manuscripts, by each reviewer, submitted to the Journal the reviewers are entitled to get an official reviewer certificate from the Editorial team. Feedback from reviewers shows that most see their task as voluntary and mostly unseen work in service to the scientific community.