Guidelines for Reviewers

The Journal aims to provide service/enriched research materials to authors and the wider research community by making as much research available as possible, provided it meets our journal’s high standards for research conduct and ethical procedures and receives approval after peer review.

Peer review mode

The International Journal of Health Technology uses double-blind peer review, which means:

  • The Reviewer’s name is NOT disclosed to the Author
  • The Author’s name is NOT disclosed to the Reviewer
The role of reviewers
  • IJHTI Editorial Board/Management ask humbly seek reviewers’ assistance in ensuring that any studies published in Health Technology have been conducted properly, are scientifically credible and ethical, and have been reported in accordance with the appropriate guidelines.
  • The Editorial Office is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject a manuscript, based on the reviewers' comments.
  • IJHTI Editorial Board/Management welcome feedback from its reviewers. If you have any comments you wish to make relating to a manuscript you have reviewed or IJHTI decision on it, or relating to IJHTI review process in general, IJHTI would be pleased to hear from you.
Guidance for peer reviewers
  • When you provide a review via our submission system, please declare any competing interests you may have in relation to the article. These could be of a personal, professional, or financial nature.
  • Before writing your review, you may find it helpful to browse our guidelines for authors. Reviews should be conducted fairly and objectively. Criticism should be objective/evidential, not merely based on differences of opinion, and should aim to help the author improve their paper. Our journal requires authors to use reporting guidelines when writing a manuscript and to submit a completed checklist for each guideline. We encourage you to use this completed checklist included in the review task to aid in your review. Please check whether the minimum information indicated in the checklist is included in the report and use the reporting guideline to aid in your assessment of the manuscript. If you find the checklist has been filled in incorrectly or that the manuscript does not actually include the information required by the checklist, as part of review comments, you could as well indicate what additional information must be reported. A reporting guideline may not be used to directly judge the quality of the methology used in the study, but does suggest the kinds of questions that should be considered when designing a study.
  • All unpublished manuscripts are confidential documents. The existence of a manuscript under review should not be revealed to anyone other than the peer reviewers and editorial staff. Peer reviewers are required to maintain confidentiality regarding the manuscripts they review and must not divulge any information about a specific manuscript or its content to any third party without prior permission from the journal’s editors. If we invite you to review an article and you choose to discuss the manuscript with a colleague, please remind them of the confidential nature of the paper and acknowledge their input in your review. Please also encourage your colleagues to register as reviewers.
  • If you have any serious concerns relating to the publication ethics of a manuscript (e.g., if you believe you have encountered a case of plagiarism), you can contact the Editorial Office in confidence.
Recognition for reviewers

Collect your review certificate on the Reviewer Recognition Platform

  • Peer review is the cornerstone of Health Technology and it is dedicated to supporting and recognizing our journals´ reviewers. Reviewer Recognition Platform aims to create a standard way of recording and acknowledging your efforts and provides participating reviewers with a personalized profile page wherein their 5-year journal peer review history is documented.
  • Upon creation of a profile page reviewers receive a notification email, including an encrypted hyperlink directing them to their profile. If a new review is submitted, Reviews profile page is updated and a notification sent.
  • On the Reviewer Recognition Platform reviewers can collect their review certificates. In addition, reviewers can download a variety of certificates and a yearly review activity report.
To become a reviewer

If you would like to become a reviewer for our IJHTI, please send an email to the Editorial Office ( with a copy of your CV attached and an indication of your review interests.

The review could be conducted either via the EM system (LINK provide).