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GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN ACADEMIC REVIEWER AND THE LECTURERS

Some researchers take responsibility of independent reviewer for many academic journals. Also, at the postgraduate level of some institutions, some Lecturers are saddled with the responsibilities of taking records of postgraduate researches before presentations, while copies of postgraduate researches are usually distributed to other Lecturers to read and make remarks before making a presentation. The following should be considered by a reviewer whenever an Editor-in-Chief of a journal sent a manuscript to be reviewed, or be considered by Lecturers that are to make remarks on the postgraduate dissertation or thesis:
a)Making suggestions of alternative reviewers to the Editor in case they cannot review the manuscript for whatsoever reasons;
b)The reviewer must not pass on the assigned manuscript to another reviewer;
c)The identity of the reviewer should be anonymous to the authors;
d)The manuscript to be reviewed must be treated as a confidential document;
e)A reviewer must not convert the manuscript to their work or making use of the manuscript in whatsoever form;
f)Manuscripts are meant to be reviewed critically and constructively, not destructively;
g)A reviewer should prepare comprehensive comments about the manuscript for improving the work when sent back to the author;
h)The reviewer should provide all necessary information on the manuscript reviewed within the set timeframe;
i)Providing recommendations to the editor regarding the adequacy and suitability of the manuscript for publication;
j)Revealing to the Editor any potential conflicts of interest from authors or the content of the manuscript;
k)Identifying any traces of research misdemeanors;
l)The reviewer must not communicate directly with authors; among others.
In conclusion, a reviewer is supposed to find out the following essentials that should be present in a manuscript: Originality; Novelty; Scientific underpinnings; Contribution to the literature, knowledge, and practice; Ethical characteristics; Article structure in-line with guidelines; Adequacy of referencing the citations; Grammatical structure (spellings, punctuations); and Devoid of plagiarism and other academic frauds.

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Some researchers take responsibility of independent reviewer for many academic journals. Also, at the postgraduate level of some institutions, some Lecturers are saddled with the responsibilities of taking records of postgraduate researches before presentations, while copies of postgraduate researches are usually distributed to other Lecturers to read and make remarks before making a presentation. The following should be considered by a reviewer whenever an Editor-in-Chief of a journal sent a manuscript to be reviewed, or be considered by Lecturers that are to make remarks on the postgraduate dissertation or thesis: **a)**Making suggestions of alternative reviewers to the Editor in case they cannot review the manuscript for whatsoever reasons; **b)**The reviewer must not pass on the assigned manuscript to another reviewer; **c)**The identity of the reviewer should be anonymous to the authors; **d)**The manuscript to be reviewed must be treated as a confidential document; **e)**A reviewer must not convert the manuscript to their work or making use of the manuscript in whatsoever form; **f)**Manuscripts are meant to be reviewed critically and constructively, not destructively; **g)**A reviewer should prepare comprehensive comments about the manuscript for improving the work when sent back to the author; **h)**The reviewer should provide all necessary information on the manuscript reviewed within the set timeframe; **i)**Providing recommendations to the editor regarding the adequacy and suitability of the manuscript for publication; **j)**Revealing to the Editor any potential conflicts of interest from authors or the content of the manuscript; **k)**Identifying any traces of research misdemeanors; **l)**The reviewer must not communicate directly with authors; among others. In conclusion, a reviewer is supposed to find out the following essentials that should be present in a manuscript: Originality; Novelty; Scientific underpinnings; Contribution to the literature, knowledge, and practice; Ethical characteristics; Article structure in-line with guidelines; Adequacy of referencing the citations; Grammatical structure (spellings, punctuations); and Devoid of plagiarism and other academic frauds. **Note: In whatsoever form, this article must not be reproduced by any author without proper consulting the writer on** Website: www.butyglobal.com Email: butyglobalresearch@gmail.com Cc: support@butyglobal.com WhatsAap: +234 703 619 6773

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