Guidelines for Reviewers

Journal of Daylighting is a high quality international journal. Reviewers help us to maintain the standards of quality expected for Journal of Daylighting. Please read the guidlines on this page before reviewing a manuscript.

  • Does the title clearly identifies subject matter?
  • Does the technical content merit publication in Journal of Daylighting?
  • Are the results significant to the field?
  • Is this paper an original and significant contribution to the daylighting community?
  • Are conclusions supported by the data presented?
  • Is related work adequately referenced?
  • Is the manuscript clearly written?
  • Does the quality of writing is adequate (English usage, grammar)?
  • Is the paper appropriate for this journal?

Please provide comments to the Editor (accepted, accepted with minor revisions, accepted with major revisions, major revisions are needed, rejected, not appropriate for this journal) and author.

To meet Journal of Daylighting goal of providing timely and newsworthy research, we ask that you complete your review within 20 days, if possible. Journal of Daylighting is not a letters journal, and the need for rapid publication is not a requirement. Please base your review on these criteria: Technical content, presentation, and appropriateness.

Please follow the link to submit review of a manuscript:

Publication Process

  • Initial review will be conducted by the Editorial Board.
  • If paper is under the scope of the journal, it will be sent for peer review process.
  • If revision is needed, the paper will be sent to the authors.
  • Final decision will be made by the Editor-in-Chief.
  • If paper is accepted, it will be sent for publication.

Peer-review policy

All submitted manuscripts to the journal follows single blinded peer-review processing where the information of the reviewers is hidden from the authors. The accepted manuscripts are peer reviewed by the experts assigned by the editor. The time for peer review processing is 20-30 business days.

  1. If at least two reviewers support and ensure the quality and recommend the manuscript for the publication, the manuscript is processed and published without any changes with editor’s approval.
  2. If the reviewer suggest for the revision (minor/major) the corresponding author will be notified to make the desirable changes in the manuscript towards publication.
  3. If more than two reviewers express their disapproval towards the publication, the manuscript will be rejected.


  • Reviewer shall not distribute copies of the manuscript.
  • Reviewer should not upload the manuscript or results in it on any website.
  • Reviewer should not use results contained in it without the authors' permission.

Thanks to reviewers

The mission of Joural of Daylighting is the communication of excellent research work from all fields of daylighting. Clearly, a scientific journal’s greatest responsibility toward the scientific community is to ensure that all contributions accepted for publication are rigorously but fairly reviewed. For this reason, all manuscripts published in the journal are reviewed by expert referees. The final quality of papers accepted for publication depends to a considerable extent on the reviewers, who give valuable constructive criticism to the authors. The input and dedication of all our reviewers are highly appreciated by both the editors and the authors.

We gratefully acknowledge the valuable support of the following scientists who have reviewed papers for the journal of Daylighting.


Aritra Ghosh, DIT, Ireland

Karam Mustafa Al-Obaidi, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Alexander Rosemann, Eindhoven Technical University, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Umberto Berardi, Ryerson University, Canada

zehra tuğçe kazanasmaz, İzmir Institute of Technology, Turkey


Athanasios Tzempelikos,Purdue University, USA

Calin Ciugudeanu, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Bruno Malet-Damour, Université de La Réunion, France

Yuehong Su, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

jian yao, Ningbo University, Ningbo, China

Paola Sansoni, National Institute of Optics of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR-INO), Italy

Guanying Cao, Dalian Polytechnic University, Dalian, China


Arman Hashemi, University of Cambridge, UK

Lim Yaik Wah, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Lim Boon Han, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Michele Pellegino, ENEA, Italy

Giuseppe Marco Tina, University of Catania, Italy

Karam Mustafa Al-Obaidi, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia

Mohammed Salah Mayhoub, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt

Fabio Peron, University IUAV of Venice, Italy

Jian yao, Ningbo University, Ningbo, China

Hui Shen, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, USA

Bruno Bueno, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Freiburg, Germany

Alexander Rosemann, Eindhoven Technical University, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Athanasios Tzempelikos, Purdue University, IN, USA

Alice Ikuzwe, Stellenbosch University, South Africa


Jia Hu, Philips Research North America, New York, U.S

Lim Yaik Wah, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Valerio Roberto Maria Lo Verso, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy

Hui Shen, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, USA

Laura Bellia, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy

Francesco Asdrubali, University of Perugia, Italy

Susana Lagüela López, University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain

Yuehong Su, University of Nottingham, UK

Rizki A. Mangkuto, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia

Paris A. Fokaidesa, Frederick University, Cyprus

Alexander Rosemann, Eindhoven Technical University, Netherlands

Karam Mustafa Al-Obaidi, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Ahmed A. Y. Freewan, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan

Hester Hellinga, DPA Cauberg-Huygen, The Netherlands