Q: At what stage of manuscript preparation can I submit my paper to Independent Peer Review Service?
A: Independent Peer Review Service only accepts papers that are in a near final stage.
 
Q: Who is reviewing the manuscripts?
A: All manusripts submitted to Independent Peer Review Service are reviewed by Jacqueline Witteman.
 
Q: What if I disagree with changes suggested by Independent Peer Review Service?
A: After receiving the review report, the author is completely free whether or not to incorporate the suggested changes.
 
Q: Can I attach the review report to my submission to a journal?
A: The service provides a review report for internal use only. 
 
Q: Can I inform the journal my paper has gone through external review?
A: It is up to the author to inform the journal in the submission letter that the paper went through external review. Independent Peer Review Service does not provide a certificate.
 
Q: How do I know if Independent Peer Review Service has the expertise to review my paper?
A: If a paper submitted to Independent Peer Review Service is considered to be beyond the review field, the submission will be declined and the author notified immediately.
 
Q: What type of editing is provided?
A: Independent Peer Review Service focuses on perfecting scientific presentation and is not comparable to full language editing offered by english editing services.
 
Q: How does a review report look like?
A: This is a document with suggested corrections and improvements, comments, and explanations.
 
Q: Will Independent Peer Review Service rewrite my paper?
 A: Independent Peer Review Service will not rewrite (parts of) a paper but may make suggestions for changes.
 
Q: Is Independent Peer Review Service responsible for the content of my paper after revision?
 A: The author is at all times responsible for the full content of the paper. Independent Peer Review Service does not take responsibillity for any part of the content.
 
Q: Does Independent Peer Review Service accept authorship or an acknowledgment?
A: Independent Peer Review Service will refrain from co-authorship and from receiving an acknowledgment unless otherwise agreed.
 
Q: Does Independent Peer Review Service provide journal formatting?
A: Independent Peer Review Service will not edit a paper for meeting journal format requirements.
 
Q: Are all papers submitted to the service accepted for review?
A: Papers of very low academic standard will not be served by Independent Peer Review Service and will be returned upon submission.
 
Q: Does Independent Peer Review Service accept papers that need substantive english language editing?
A: Papers with very poor english writing will not be served by Independent Peer Review Service. The service acknowledges the problem of language barriers in science but believes that papers that need substantive work on language are more suitable for a paid per hour service.
 
Q: When do I pay for the service?
A: Payment should be made within one week after receipt of the review report.
 
Q: Will my paper be kept confidential after submitting to Independent Peer Review Service?
A: Independent Peer Review Service works with a strict confidentiality policy. This implies that the service will not disclose the name or affiliation of clients, any piece of a paper's content nor any part of the review process to a third party.