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  • Enacted on May 1, 2021

This is a guideline for reviewers who voluntarily participate in peer review process of the journal. All of the journal's contents including commissioned manuscripts are subject to peer-review.

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Single blind peer review

  • Journal of Appropriate Technology adopts single blind review.

Role of reviewers

Peer reviewer’s role is to advise editors on individual manuscript to revise, accept, or reject. Judgments should be objective and comments should be lucidly described. Scientific soundness is the most important value of the journal; therefore, logic and statistical analysis should be considered meticulously. The use of reporting guideline is recommended for review. Reviewers should have no conflict of interest. Reviewers should point out relevant published work which is not yet cited. Reviewed articles are managed confidentially. The editorial office is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject a manuscript based on the reviewers' recommendation.

How to become a reviewer

Reviewers are usually invited by the editorial office or recommended by authors. Anyone who wants to work voluntarily as a reviewer can contact the editorial office at When invited by the editorial office to review a manuscript, reviewers recommended by the authors will usually be invited to review corresponding manuscripts. Authors may recommend reviewers from the same institute. We recommend them not to decline the invitation to review solely for the reason that the authors are in acquaintance or from the same institution; we welcome reviewers in acquaintance with the authors who are eager to comment with affection. If review comments cannot be submitted within the 14 days of review period, please decline to review or ask for extension of the review period. If there is no review comment within the 7 days from acceptance to review, the reviewer will be given a notice.

How to write review comments

After entering the e-submission system with ID and password, please download PDF files and supplementary files. It is not necessary to comment on the style and format, but just concentrate on the scientific soundness and logical interpretation of the results.

  • •   Comment to authors: Summarize the whole content of manuscript in one sentence. Please make a specific comment according to the order of each section of the manuscript. Page mark is good to trace the review comment. The reviewer’s recommendation on acceptance should not be stated at the comment to authors. Consider if the peer review opinion may increase the quality of manuscript or further research by author.
  • •   Comment to editor: Both the strength and shortness of the manuscript are recommended to be added. The reviewer’s recommendation on acceptance may be added here including special opinion to editor.

Ethical guideline for reviewers

  • 1. Any information acquired during the review process is confidential.
  • 2. Please inform the editor on any conflicts of interest as follows:
    • - Reviewer is a competitor.
    • - Reviewer may have an antipathy with the author(s).
    • - Reviewer may profit financially from the work.
    • - In case of any of the above conflicts of interest, the reviewer should decline to review. If the reviewer still wishes to review, the conflicts of interest should be specifically disclosed.
    • - A history of previous collaboration with the authors or any intimate relationship with the authors does not prohibit the review.
  • 3. Reviewer should not use any material or data originated from the manuscript in review; however, it is possible to use open data of the manuscript after publication.

Certificate of review

If it is required, please contact the editorial office at The reviewers may be listed in the editorial for appreciation.

Mass media and press release

Any articles published in Journal of Appropriate Technology can be released to mass media or press without any permission after publication. If the media or press wishes to have an interview with authors of the article, they can contact the authors directly via email or their institute. Publisher or editor does not interfere with the contact between authors and the media or press. Journal of Appropriate Technology welcomes any inquiries from the media or press worldwide on the article contents. Please use contact form for any inquiries available from: Propagation of the journal articles through media and press by authors themselves is also welcome.

Journal of

Print ISSN: 2465-9169
Online ISSN: 2765-6551

  • 765 Evaluation of Materials Related to Gender-Preferences for the Application of Cooperative Robot Skin
    388 The Impact of COVID-19 on the Labor Market in India: Focusing on the Expansion of the Labor Gap and Digitization
    384 Vaccine Cold Chain Monitoring System Using IoT Vaccine Fridge for Developing Countries
    341 Appropriate Technology and Field Application of Non-powered Water Purification System Using Nanofiber Membrane
    337 Proposal of a Pilot Plant (2T/day) for Solid Fuel Conversion of Cambodian Mango Waste Using Hybrid Hydrothermal Carbonization Technology



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