Reviewing a manuscript written by a fellow scientist is a privilege. However, it is a time-consuming responsibility. Hence, IJHST’s Editorial Board, authors, and audiences appreciate your willingness to accept this responsibility and your dedication. IJHST adheres to a double-blind peer-review process that is rapid, fair, and ensures a high quality of articles published. Therefore, IJHST needs reviewers who can provide insightful and helpful comments on submitted manuscripts with a turn around time of about 30 days. Maintaining IJHST as a scientific journal of high quality depends on reviewers with a high level of expertise and an ability to be objective, fair, and insightful in their evaluation of manuscripts.




If IJHST’s Editor-in-Chief has invited you to review a manuscript, please consider the following:

  1. Reviewing manuscript critically but constructively and preparing detailed comments about the manuscript to help authors improve their work
  2. Reviewing multiple versions of a manuscript as necessary
  3. Providing all required information within established deadlines
  4. Making recommendations to the editor regarding the suitability of the manuscript for publication in the journal
  5. Declaring to the editor any potential conflicts of interest with respect to the authors or the content of a manuscript they are asked to review
  6. Reporting possible research misconducts
  7. Suggesting alternative reviewers in case they cannot review the manuscript for any reasons
  8. Treating the manuscript as a confidential document
  9. Not making any use of the work described in the manuscript
  10. Not communicating directly with authors, if somehow they identify the authors
  11. Not identifying themselves to authors
  12. Not passing on the assigned manuscript to another reviewer
  13. Ensuring that the manuscript is of high quality and original work
  14. Informing the editor if he/she finds the assigned manuscript is under consideration in any other publication to his/her knowledge
  15. Writing review report in English only
  16. Authoring a commentary for publication related to the reviewed manuscript 


  1. Novelty
  2. Originality
  3. Scientific reliability
  4. Valuable contribution to the science
  5. Adding new aspects to the existed field of study
  6. Ethical aspects
  7. Structure of the article submitted and its relevance to authors’ guidelines
  8. References provided to substantiate the content
  9. Grammar, punctuation and spelling
  10. Scientific misconduct


Selected Reviewers 

Name Affiliation
Joseph Arul Québec, Canada
Acram Taji Queensland university, Australia
Pedro Martinez-Gomez UC Davis, California
Nafiye Adak Akdeniz University, Turkey
C. Van Dijk wageningen University, The netherland
Ramesh Pokharel Colorado State University, USA
Nripendra Singh Maharashtra, India
J. Pablo Fernandez-Trujillo Technical University of Cartagena, Spain
Jaap Van Tuyl Wageningen University, The Netherland
Dejan Prvulovic University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Louise Ferguson UC Davis, California
Geert-Jan De Klerk Wageningen University, The Netherland
Joseph Arul Québec, Canada
Chieri Kubota University of Arizona, Tucson
Sasan Aliniaeifard University of Tehran, Iran
Saeid Eshghi  Shiraz University, Iran
Zohreh Jabbarzadeh Urmia University, Iran
Navid Yazdani University of Tehran, Iran
Naser Askari University of Jiroft, Iran
Shahriar Hesami Karaj, Iran
Soheil Karimi University of Tehran, Iran
Azizollah Kheiry University of Zanjan,Iran
Azizolah Khandan-Mirkohi University of Tehran, Iran
Majid Azizi Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran
Bijan Kavoosi Yasoj, Iran
Hassan Sarikhani Bu-Ali Sina University of Hamedan, Iran
Ebrahim Dorani University of Tabriz, Iran
Mojtaba Nouri Hoseini Khorasan razavi, Iran
Mansour Montazeri Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection, Iran
Ali Soleimani University of Zanjan, Iran
Maryam Haghighi Shiraz University, Iran
Bahaman Zahedi Lorestan University, Iran
Mohammadali Alizadeh Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands, Iran
Mehdi Rezaee Shahrood University, Iran
Bijan Kavousi Agricultural Research Education and Organization, Yasoj, Iran
Farid Moradinezhad University of Birjand, Iran
Khalil Alami Said Khuzestan Agriculture and Natural Resources University, Iran
Ali Izadi darbandi University of Tehran, Iran
Kourosh Vahdati University of Tehran, Iran
Jaber Panahandeh University of Tabriz, Iran
Javad Shaterian seed and plant certification and registration institude, karaj, Iran