Peer Review Policy

Peer Review Policy

The following is the peer review process that each article submitted to the journal go through the system of the peer review process.

The whole review process is achieved by the online submission. Once an article is submitted, it is assigned to the most appropriate editor to handle it based on the subject of the article and the availability of the editors. First of all, the editor assesses entire article. It is rare but entirely feasible for an exceptional article to be rejected at this stage. Those rejected articles at this stage either lack originality, have poor grammar or are outside the aims and scope of the journal. Should the editor decide not to assign reviewers but instead reject the submission, they are required to provide comments that will be sent to the author.

If the editor determines that the submitted article is of sufficient quality and falls within the scope of the journal, the article will be assigned to a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 external reviewers for peer review. The deadline to complete the review process is 4-6 weeks. The reviewers will then submit their reports on the articles along with their recommendations for one of the following actions to the editor:

– Accept

– Consider after Minor Changes

– Consider after Major Changes

– Reject

When all reviewers have submitted their reports, the editor can make one of the following editorial recommendations:

– Publish

– Consider after Minor Changes

– Consider after Major Changes

– Reject

If the editor recommends “Publish,” the article is accepted for publication.

If the editor recommends “Consider after Minor Changes,” the authors are notified to prepare and submit a final copy of their article with the required minor changes suggested by the reviewers. Only the editor reviews the revised article after the minor changes have been made by the authors. Once the editor is satisfied with the final article, it can be then accepted for publication.

If the editor recommends “Consider after Major Changes,” the recommendation is communicated to the authors. The authors are expected to revise their article in accordance with the changes recommended by the reviewers and to submit their revised article in a timely manner. Once the revised article is submitted, the editor can then make an editorial recommendation, which can be “Publish” or “Consider after Minor Changes” or “Reject.”

If the editor recommends rejecting the article, the rejection is immediate. Additionally, if two of the reviewers recommend rejecting the article, the rejection is immediate.

The editors have the authority to reject any article due to the inappropriateness of its subject, lack of quality, or incorrectness of its results.

The peer review process is double blinded, which means the reviewers and authors of the article do not know each other and do not have access to the information of who the peer reviewers and authors are.