Guidelines for Referees
Thank you for agreeing to help edit Electronic Journal of Probability. We seek high quality papers covering theory, methodology
or applications. When refereeing for EJP, please keep the following
(1) Positive Refereeing.
Please resist having a "reject if possible" attitude.
We do want to keep the quality high, but don't reject papers
for subjective, vague reasons. Whenever possible, try
to give concrete suggestions for improving the paper.
Because EJP covers a wide range of topics, we don't expect that every
probabilist can read every paper. Still, we expect authors to write
as clearly as possible. The abstract and introduction should be
accessible to a wide audience.
Mathematical and algorithmic validity are the authors' professional
responsibility. Referees can spot implausible claims and broad errors
of statistical or mathematical reasoning, but are not expected to
perform a line-by-line check of technical results, unless the referee
feels that careful checking is crucial to the paper.
Papers should be novel and interesting.
(5) The big picture.
It is your opinion about the paper's basic qualities rather than an extended
technical review that is most important to us.
Thank you again for your help. Good refereeing is the key ingredient
of a successful journal.