I only referee articles when requested by authors who contact me directly to request feedback on their work.
To the extent that my time and expertise allows, I make every effort to respond and give a substantive response to all such author-directed requests.
My goal when reviewing articles is to provide constructive feedback that helps authors achieve the best possible finished product. This includes the possibility of negative or critical comments that are meant to be constructive. I provide such comments for the authors' benefit. N.B.: I will not make such negative comments to editors or associate editors who may use it to reject submitted work from their journal.
I leave open the remote possibility that I will agree to a referee request by a journal editor provided that
(i) the authors of the work specifically requested me as a reviewer,
(ii) my review will be seen only by the authors and not anyone on the editorial board, and
(iii) the contents of my review will not be used to make an editorial decision.
I do not referee articles for journals whose practices violate the principles of researchers.one. In particular, I will not referee articles for journals that subscribe to the accept-reject editorial paradigm.
As of September 1, 2018, I have resigned from all editorial boards to focus my efforts on the researchers.one initiative. I will decline any request to join the editorial board of any journal whose practices violate the principles of researchers.one. In particular, I will not be affiliated with any journal that subscribes to the accept-reject editorial paradigm.