Option a) To decline, only one click is required: Simply click the decline button in the review form.
If a page with a red "Review Request Declined" appears, then this response has been registered. No further action is necessary.
Option b) Alternatively, in the review request email, in the first line, there is a link to the peer-review form (e.g. https://www.jmir.org/reviewer/submission/166100?key=xxxxxx) , where you can click the green CONTINUE button under "Accept or Decline Review Request after selecting "I decline to do this review" radio button.
After you declined (optional!)
After you decline a window shows up with the red message "Review Request Declined". At this point your decline is stored in our system and you will not receive further reminders to respond. You can return to the homepage by clicking on the JMIR logo without completing the remainder of the form.
The following steps are optional after you declined and not required in order to register your decline decision:
- If you change your mind and want to review the article, click the red "Undo" button, and then accept the review request. This option is available as long as the editor has not made a decision yet. (We do hope that you change your mind or accept future review requests - after all, you will up to 100 Karma points ($100) for that! See Karma Credits - What are they and how to collect them?)
- It would be great if you could suggest additional reviewers (for which we award 2 Karma points per reviewer, up to 4 points) - this is optional
- Please review and/or enter your review interests to receive more targeted review requests in the future - this is optional.
If you initially accepted to review the paper, but decide to not review it, go to the review form linked to in the invitation email, and click the CANCEL button. More information can be found under these articles:
- I agreed to review an article but realized I have a conflict of interest. How can I cancel?
- I agreed to review an article but after opening the submission I realized I am not qualified at all to review the paper
- I received a peer-review request but need more time. Can I extend the review time?