- Note that if you as reviewer have a "mild" conflict of interest (COI), you may still be able to submit your detailed review, but declare your COI in the review form under "Comments for Editor", section II.2. For example, "I am the author of the paper which they critique in the discussion, but otherwise I have no COIs".
- If you think your COI is so strong that you cannot give a constructive or unbiased opinion ("the first author is my wife"), you can use the blue Extend/Cancel button to cancel the review request. It will ask for the reason and you can chose the "Conflict of Interest" section. We still appreciate if you nominate alternate reviewers.
- If the editor already made a decision, you won't be able to cancel (the form will say so).
- If you recuse yourself by cancelling, please nominate alternative reviewers, if you have any ideas
- Also take the chance to update your reviewing interests and enter your ORCID
Once the extend/cancel button is clicked, the extend/cancel options are revealed:
- How does the JMIR peer-review form look like?
- I received a peer-review request but need more time. Can I extend the review time?
- I agreed to review an article but after opening the submission I realized I am not qualified at all to review the paper
- How does JMIR define a Conflict of Interest (COI)?