Peer review assists the Editors of the Journal of the Geographical Institute "Jovan Cvijić" SASA in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest.
The selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the Editors and excuse himself from the review process. Reviews should be conducted objectively. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the Authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation.
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the Editors.
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a Reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the Author. A Reviewer should also call to the Editors' attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.