USG ensures a rigorous and unbiased peer review by the expert scientists in the area of research to maintain the high-quality editorial process for all manuscripts submitted to USG journals. The decision of article acceptance is judged by reviewer’s summary emphasizing the following:
The editor/editor-in-chief is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject a manuscript, based on the reviewers' comments and specific recommendations for the revisions.
Journal of Reward Deficiency Syndrome and Addiction Science operates a double-blind peer review process for all the articles submitted to the journal, where both the reviewer and the author remain anonymous.
As a token of appreciation for the reviewers (as the peer-review process is purely voluntary in nature), USG provides a 25% discount on the article processing charge for accepted manuscripts where the reviewer is the corresponding author, if submitted within 6 months of completing the review process.