Annals of Urologic Oncology

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Guidelines for Reviewers

Annals of Urologic Oncology (AUO) follows a rigorous peer review process to submit suitable manuscripts. The journal will follow a single-blind peer review process.

External reviewers can choose from suggestions provided by the author; However, other examiners may be appointed as needed. Designated Editorial Board Member reviewers may select at least two reviewers for a particular manuscript based on the designated reviewer's knowledge and experience.

Review Report Instructions

The review report provides Editors with feedback on the quality of the manuscript. It also provides authors with clear insights on how to improve a paper to make it suitable for publication in a journal. While editors' confidential comments will not be forwarded to the author, any comments that may help improve the quality of the manuscript will be forwarded to the author for their consideration. In the evaluation report, the reviewer should provide comments on the following points:

A. Is the text comprehensive enough for people to understand? If not, how can it be improved?

B. Does the declaration provide sufficient evidence?

C. Did the authors do justice to previous findings?

D. Does the paper provide enough methodological detail to reproduce the experiment?

E. The journal encourages authors to post detailed protocols online as supporting information. Are specific methods, such as protocols, used in the manuscript?

Reviewers should provide their reports in a timely manner (within two weeks), as a timely review results in timely publication of the manuscript, which is beneficial not only to the author, but also to the scientific community.

Reviewers submit their reports on the manuscript to the designated Editorial Board Member along with their recommendations for one of the following actions:

1) Accept Submission

2) Major/Minor Revisions Required

3) Decline Submission

Becoming A Reviewer

If you would like to become a reviewer for AUO, sign up for Manuscript System here, a self-developed online submission and peer review system for our journals. Commonly, we will send the invitation letter to some potential reviewers then to set they as the reviewers in the manuscript system with the agreement response-letter. If you want to be our reviewer, please send an Email to the address ( and sign up your account in the manuscript system and this process will add your name, contact details and expertise to our reviewer database.

Special Issues
Special Issues (SIs) are collections of papers on a topic of special interest, organized and led by experts on that subject who serve as Guest Editor of the Special Issue. All submitted papers follow the same peer review process as regular papers. All papers will be submitted through the journal's online submission system, and Guest Editors and invited authors must strictly adhere to the Editorial Policies of all journals.