The AJO-DO uses a blind review process; the identity of the author and the location of the research are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa.
In the past, AJO-DO staff has often blinded new submissions when authors fail to do so. But, with nearly 1,000 articles submitted last year, and the submission rate still growing, staff (aka, me!) can no longer do this. Submissions that are not blinded for peer review will be returned to the author for revision prior to review. This is an unnecessary delay.
The following submission items are sent to reviewers during the review process and therefore should not reveal any identifying information.
* Manuscript * Figures * Tables * Other Material *
The Title Page is not sent to reviewers, and it should contain complete author information, including each author's contribution to the submission.
In the Manuscript, please pay special attention to Materials and Methods and Acknowledgments; wherever an author or location is mentioned, use the “hidden” format in Word to conceal it, or remove it to the Title Page.
For more information, see the AJO-DO Author Information.