CUHK Professor Yufei Tao’s homepage has this interesting tidbit:
My pledges as a reviewer:
- I will treat your work with respect.
- I will spend enough time with your paper. I will not make any decision without a good understanding.
- In case I decide to recommend rejection, I will do so on solid grounds. I do not reject papers based on subjective and vacuous statements such as “I don’t like this idea”.
- I will write reviews in a courteous manner. I have seen harsh reviews by other people which heavily mention my publications, and thus make people feel I was the reviewer. I will never do anything like this.