Gut Pathogens operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous.
The benefit of single-blind peer review is that it is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.
Manuscripts submitted to Gut Pathogens will be examined by the Editor-in-Chief before being sent for peer review. Manuscripts will be sent to two reviewers, one of which may be a member of the Gut Pathogens Editorial Board with specialist knowledge in the area of the submitted manuscript. If conflicting recommendations arise from the peer-review, the manuscript will be sent for further review. Statisticians will be consulted where needed, and final decisions will be made by the Editor-in-Chief with consultation of the Editorial Board.
Edited by Niyaz Ahmed and Leonardo Sechi, Gut Pathogens is supported by an expert Editorial Board.