Peer review appeals and complaints from authors

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.