Acknowledgments of ECC reviewer/January 2020


Reviewing a manuscript written by a fellow scientist is a privilege. However, it is a time-consuming responsibility. Hence, JPBB’s Editorial Board, authors, and audiences appreciate your willingness to accept this responsibility and your dedication. JPBB adheres to a double-blind peer-review process that is rapid, fair, and ensures a high quality of articles published. In so doing, JPBB needs reviewers who can provide insightful and helpful comments on submitted manuscripts with a turn around time of about 6 weeks. Maintaining ECC as a scientific journal of high quality depends on reviewers with a high level of expertise and an ability to be objective, fair, and insightful in their evaluation of manuscripts.



If ECC’s Editor-in-Chief has invited you to review a manuscript, please consider the following:

  1. Reviewing manuscript critically but constructively and preparing detailed comments about the manuscript to help authors improve their work
  2. Reviewing multiple versions of a manuscript as necessary
  3. Providing all required information within established deadlines
  4. Making recommendations to the editor regarding the suitability of the manuscript for publication in the journal
  5. Declaring to the editor any potential conflicts of interest with respect to the authors or the content of a manuscript they are asked to review
  6. Reporting possible research misconducts
  7. Suggesting alternative reviewers in case they cannot review the manuscript for any reasons
  8. Treating the manuscript as a confidential document
  9. Not making any use of the work described in the manuscript
  10. Not communicating directly with authors, if somehow they identify the authors
  11. Not identifying themselves to authors
  12. Not passing on the assigned manuscript to another reviewer
  13. Ensuring that the manuscript is of high quality and original work
  14. Informing the editor if he/she finds the assigned manuscript is under consideration in any other publication to his/her knowledge
  15. Writing review report in English only
  16. Authoring a commentary for publication related to the reviewed manuscript 



  1. Novelty
  2. Originality
  3. Scientific reliability
  4. Valuable contribution to the science
  5. Adding new aspects to the existed field of study
  6. Ethical aspects
  7. Structure of the article submitted and its relevance to authors’ guidelines
  8. References provided to substantiate the content
  9. Grammar, punctuation and spelling
  10. Scientific misconduct


Peer reviewers are key to advancing scholarship and contributing to the quality of scholarly journals. We would like to thank the following reviewers who have taken part in the peer-review process for Journal of Plant Bioinformatics and Biotechnology (JPBB).

Manuscripts not adhering to journal guidelines will be returned to authors without scientific evaluation. Submitted manuscripts adhering to journal guidelines are reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief or an Editor, who will assign them to reviewers. The Editorial Board prepares a decision letter according to the comments of the reviewers, which is sent to the corresponding author. All non-reviewed manuscripts are sent back within 10 days and decisions letters of manuscripts are sent within 4-6 weeks.



We wanted to remind you about our free, online peer review training course -- the Publons Academy.


Reviewer Name Specialty Affiliation
Alex Abaca Phenotypes and Genotypes, Plant growth-promoting fungi (PGPF) Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Muni University, P.O Box 725, Arua, Uganda
Ashwini Abhangrao Phenotypes and Genotypes Lovely professional University Phagwara Punjab
Mehdi Afrouz Gene Expression Studies, Plant Nano-Biotechnology Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran.
Sabereh Ahmadzadeh Plant Nano-Biotechnology Pharmacy school, Shahid Sadoughi University of medical science, Yazd, Iran
Malihe Akbarzade Gene Expression Studies Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
Mehran Alavi Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Iran,
Farid Bagheri Lorestan Uni Med Sci
Ronak Bakhtriari Tehran Uni Med Sci
Hossein Barahoei Phyto-pharmacology Research Department of agronomy and plant breeding, agricultural research institute, university of zabol, zabol, iran
Fatemeh bidarnamani Research Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, Agricultural Research Institute, University of Zabol, Zabol, Iran
Mohamad reza Chakralhosseini Assistants Professor, Kohgiluyeh and Boyerahmad and Natural Resources Research and Education Center
Mehran Falaknaz Bioinformatics Graduated from Ph.D Plant Breeding, Department of Agriculture and Plant Breeding, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Guilan, Guilan, Iran
Farzaneh Fazeli Molecular and Systems Biology Biology
Bahman Fazeli-Nasab Phenotypes and Genotypes Research Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, Agricultural Research Institute, University of Zabol, Zabol, Iran
Ziba Fooladvand Plant Cell, Organ and Tissue Culture Department of Molecular Genetics, Faculty of Science, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
Seham Ismail Biopesticides Department of Insect Population Toxicology, Central Agricultural Pesticides Laboratory, Agriculture Research Center, Dokki, Giza, Egypt
Fatemeh Khakdan Farzanegan Campus, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran
Ali Ashraf Mehrabi Plant Cell, Organ and Tissue Culture
Tamal Mondal bio-fertilizer Department of Botany, H.M.M. College for Women, (Affiliated to West Bengal State University), Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Maryam Rahimi Plant Cell, Organ and Tissue Culture Department of horticultural Science and Green Space, faculty of Agriculture, University of Zabol, Zabol, Iran
Hossein Ali Ramshini Phylogenetic Studies
Hassan Rasouli Bioinformatics, Molecular and Systems Biology National Institute of Genetic Engineering and Plant Biotechnology (NIGEB), Tehran, Iran
Mohsen Hashim Risan Gene Expression Studies Department of Biomedical technologies, College of Biotechnology, Al-Nahrain University, Baghdad, Iraq
Iman Saleh Forests, Rangelands and Watershed Management Research Department, Kohgiluyeh and Boyerahmad Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Education Center, AREEO, Yasouj, Iran. POB: 75916-11740
vahid Sayadi Genetic engineering, Metabolic and Signaling Pathways Deptartment of Plant Genetics and Breeding, Faculty of Agriculture, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
Asghar Sepahvand Lorestan Uni Med Sci
Somayeh Shahsavari Ilam University of Medical Sciences
Zahra Shirazi Gene Expression Studies Department of Biotechnology Research, Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands, Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), National Botanical Garden, Tehran Karaj Freeway, P.O. Box 13185-116, Tehran, Iran
Yamini Tak Plant Biochemistry(Phytochemistry and Biosynthesis) Assistant Professor, Plant Biochemistry, Agricultural Research Station, Ummedganj, Agriculture University, Kota, Rajasthan, India
Fazal ur Rehman Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) Department of Plant Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
Poonam Verma Bioinformatics, Genetic engineering Research Scholar, Department of Biotechnology, IFTM University, Moradabad, India