The Caribbean Medical Journal follows the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines on appeals to journal editor decisions and complaints about a journal’s editorial management of the peer review process. If you wish to appeal a journal editor’s decision, please submit an appeal letter to our online editorial office at [email protected]. Please address this to the editor and explain clearly the basis for an appeal including:
- why you disagree with the decision. Please provide specific responses to any of the editor’s and/or reviewers’ comments that contributed to the reject decision.
- any new information or data that you would like the journal to take into consideration.
- evidence if you believe a reviewer has made technical errors in their assessment of your manuscript.
- evidence if you believe a reviewer may have a conflict of interest.
Authors who appeal the final decision on a manuscript – manuscript will be discussed with the Editorial Team. The decision will ultimately rest with the Editor in Chief.