Reviewing a manuscript written by a fellow scientist is a privilege. However, it is a time-consuming responsibility. Hence, RALs' Editorial Board, authors, and audiences appreciate your willingness to accept this responsibility and your dedication. RALs adheres to a double-blind peer-review process that is rapid and fair, and also ensures a high quality of articles published. In so doing, RALs needs reviewers who can provide insightful and helpful comments on submitted manuscripts with a turn around time of about 4 weeks. Maintaining RALs as a scientific journal of high quality depends on reviewers with a high level of expertise and an ability to be objective, fair, and insightful in their evaluation of manuscripts.



If RALs' Editor-in-Chief has invited you to review a manuscript, please consider the following:

  1. Reviewing a manuscript critically but constructively and preparing detailed comments about the manuscript to help authors improve their work
  2. Reviewing multiple versions of a manuscript if necessary
  3. Providing all required information within established deadlines
  4. Making recommendations to the editor regarding the suitability of the manuscript for publication in the journal
  5. Declaring to the editor any potential conflicts of interest with respect to the authors or the content of a manuscript they are asked to review
  6. Reporting possible research misconducts
  7. Suggesting alternative reviewers in case they cannot review the manuscript for whatever reasons
  8. Treating the manuscript as a confidential document
  9. Not making any use of the work described in the manuscript
  10. Not communicating directly with authors, if somehow they identify the authors
  11. Not identifying themselves to authors
  12. Not passing on the assigned manuscript to another reviewer
  13. Ensuring that the manuscript is of high quality and original work
  14. Informing the editor if he/she finds the assigned manuscript is under consideration in any other publication to his/her knowledge
  15. Writing a review report in English only


  1. Novelty
  2. Originality
  3. Reliability and validity
  4. Valuable contribution to the science
  5. Adding new aspects to the existing field of study
  6. Ethical aspects
  7. Structure of the article and its relevance to Authors’ Guidelines
  8. Recency of references provided to substantiate the content
  9. Grammar, punctuation and spelling
  10. Academic misconduct

For more information about the ethical guidelines for peer reviewers, please click here.


Reviewer Name Affiliation
Zaidi Abbas School of Arts and Media University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Gholam-Reza Abbasian English Department, Faculty of Basic Sciences, Imam Ali University, Tehran, Iran
Reza Abdi University of Mohaghegh Ardabili
Esmaeel Abdollahzadeh Iran University of Science and Technology
Alireza Ahmadi Shiraz University
Somaye Akbari Languages and literature, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Said Al-Amrani Faculty of Language Studies, Sohar University, Sohar, Oman.
Parviz Alavinia Urmia University
Maryam Alavi Nia University of New South Wales
Minoo Alemi Islamic Azad University, West Tehran Branch
Mohammad Aliakbari Ilam University
Goudarz Alibakhshi Allameh Tabataba'i university
Zahra Alimorad Shiraz University
Mohammad Alipour Khuzestan Science & Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz
Hamid Allami Yazd University
Saeed Ameri Department of English, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
Ahmad Ameri-Golestan Majlesi Branch, Islamic Azad University
Mohammad Amiryousefi University of Isfahan
Alberto Andujar University of Almería
S. Hossein Arjani Allameh Tabataba'i University
Marcelino Arrosagaray
Jorge Arús-Hita Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Laleh Atashi Department of Foreign Languages and Literature School of Literature and Humanities Shiraz University Shiraz Iran
Yunes Azizian English Language and Literature Department, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran
Masoud Azizinezhad Translation Studies Department, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran
Sasan Baleghizadeh Shahid Beheshti University
Elena Barcena Departamento de Filologias Extranjeras Facultad de Filologia, UNED (Spain)
Jelena Bobkina Applied Linguistic Department, ETSI Informáticos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Alex Boulton ATILF, CNRS & Université de Lorraine
David Caldwell University of South Australia
Yazdan Choubsaz Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran and Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
Hana Daana Department of English Language and Literature. Princess Alia University College/Al-Balqa Applied University
Mahmoud Daram Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz
Ali Derakhshan Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Golestan University, Gorgan, Iran
Paz Díez Arcón Department of Applied Linguistics in Science and Technology, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Sofia Di Sarno García Universitat Politècnica de València
Elena Dominguez Romero Department of English Language & Linguistic Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
alexanne don university of birmingham, UK: english language and linguistics
Shoshana Dreyfus University of Wollongong
Abbas Emam Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz
Zohreh Eslami Professor of ESL Education/Reading, Texas A&M University, USA
Beryl Exley 63 Power St
Farzaneh Farahzad Allameh Tabataba’i University
Mohammad Taghi Farvardin Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz Branch
Ali Fazilatfar English Dept., yazd University, Yazd IRAN
Miguel Fernandez Alvarez UPM
Blanca García Riaza
Tamara García Vidal
Jesus Garcia Laborda Facultad Educacion - C. Madrid, 1
Hessam Ghanbar Islamic academy university, fereshtegaan International branch
Azra Ghandeharion Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Department of English
Javad Gholami Urmia University
Behzad Ghonsooly Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
Zohreh G. Shooshtari Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz
Mahmood Hashemian Shahrekord University
Ali Hemmati English Language Department, Farhangian University,
Mona Hoorvash Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Literature, Alzahra University
Seyed Mohammad Hosseini Department of English, Faculty of Literature and Languages, Arak University
Frances Hoyte Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University
Ana Ibañez Moreno Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, Faculty of Philology, UNED (Spanish National Distance Education University), Spain
Ahmad Izadi University of Bayreuth
Manoochehr Jafarigohar Payame Noor University
Ali Akbar Jafarpour Boroujeni Shahrekord University
Alireza Jalilifar Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz
Zahra Jannessari Ladani University of Isfahan
Aiyoub Jodairi Pineh University of Zanjan
Pauline Jones Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, School of Education, Uiniversity of Woologong, NSW, Australia
Yaser Khajavi Salman Farsi University of Kazerun
Saeed Khazaie Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz
Mohsen Khedri Sohar University, Oman
Robab Khosravi University of Zanjan
John Knox Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University, Australia
Farzad Kolahjooei Department of English Language and Literature, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz
Kareem Lowaymi Mutlaq Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz
Mohammad Makki University of NSW, Australia
Nasser Maleki Razi University
Mahmood Maniati Ahvaz Jundishapour University of Medical Sciences
Shahriyar Mansouri Shahid Beheshti University
Otilia Marti Universitat Jaume
Elena Martin Monje
Amir Mashhadi English Department, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran
Habibollah Mashhady University of Zabol
Erika Matruglio
Nadia Mayahi Department of English Language and Literature, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran
Farhad Mazlum Maragheh University
Mehdi Mehranirad University of Neyshabur
Maryam Meshkat Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University
Azizullah Mirzaei Shahrekord University
Sayyed Rahim Moosavinia Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz
Mahmoodreza Moradian English Department, Lorestan University, Khorramabad, Lorestan, Iran
Abdolmohammad Movahhed Persian Gulf University
zohreh Nafissi Dept. of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Languages, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran
zohreh Naseri Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz
Reza Nejati Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University
Thu Ngo Australian Catholic University
Nozar Niazi Lorestan university
Nana Nourdad University of Tabriz
Michael O'Donnell Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Ana Otto
Shamala Paramasivam Dept of English, Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400, UPM, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
Hossein Pirnajmuddin University of Isfahan
reza pishghadam Department of English and Literature, Faculty of Letters and humanities, Ferdowsi university of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
Mehrak Rahimi Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University
Naser Rashidi Shiraz University
Nasser Rashidi Shiraz University
Alireza Rasti Department of English Language Teaching, Salman Farsi University of Kazerun, Kazerun, Iran
Kioumars Razavipur Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz
Seyyed Ayatollah Razmjoo Shiraz University
Timothy Read
Mohamad Reza Rezaeian Delouei University of Birjand
Mohammad javad Rezai Yazd University
Reza Rezvani Yasouj University
Mehdi Riazi Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University
Ali Roohani Shahrekord University
Maria Noelia Ruiz Madrid Department of English Studies, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Universitat Jaume I, Castello, Spain
Pilar Safont Department of English Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Universitat Jaume I, Castelló, Spain
Rahman Sahragard Shiraz University
Soheil Saidian Khorramshahr University of Marine Science and Technology
Neda Salahshour The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
Esmaeel Ali Salimi Allameh Tabataba'i University
Fazlolah Samimi Department of English, Bandar Abbas Branch, Islamic Azad University, Bandar Abbas, Iran
Hossein Shokouhi Deakin University
Nasrin Shokrpour Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
Hassan Soleimani Payame Noor University
Hassan Soodmand Afshar Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan
Abdorreza Tahriri University of Guilan
Mohammad Hassan Tahririan Sheikhbahaee University
Zia Tajeddin Tarbiat Modares University
Mohamad Reza Talebinejad Islamic Azad University of Shahreza
ping tian UNSW, Australia
Helia Vaezian Khatam University
Sedigheh Vahdat Shahid Chamran University
Mahmood Validi Shahid Chamran University
Elkhas Veysi Payame Noor, Ahvaz
Pin Wang Department of Foreign Languages, Shanghai Jiaotong University
Qingxin Xu College English Department, College of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Xiamen University, China; School of the Arts and Media, Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture, University of New South Wales, Australia
Massoud Yaghoubi-Notash English Language, Faculty of Persian Literature & Foreign Languages, University of Tabriz
Manijeh Youhanaee University of Isfahan