Peer Review Policy

Peer review procedures make sure that only high-quality research, case studies, reports, surveys, and scientific articles are published. It is a methodical procedure at the core of excellent scholarly publication.

After a manuscript is submitted, it is sent to the Editor most suited to handle it based on the document’s subject and the Editors’ availability. The Editor rejects the article without further consideration if the Editor decides that it is not of sufficient quality to undergo the regular review procedure or if the Editor determines that the manuscript’s subject is not acceptable for the journal’s scope.  Those that are rejected at this stage are either not sufficiently unique, include significant scientific errors, exhibit poor grammar, or fall beyond the journal’s objectives and purview. This decision is made within 24-48 hours. An informal acceptance letter is often sent out at this phase if the paper is accepted. To ensure the publication process is reliable and guaranteed, once an informal acceptance letter has been sent, a manuscript cannot be rejected at a later stage.

After the editor has determined that the submitted material is of adequate quality and fits the journal’s scope, the publishing fee is paid. The manuscript is given to a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 outside reviewers for peer review. Peer evaluation lasts for three to seven weeks. The reviewers send in their reports on the manuscripts and suggestions as well.

Type of Peer Review

The journal employs double blind reviewing, where both the reviewer and author remain anonymous to each other.

Selection of Peer Reviewers

Reviewers are matched to the paper according to their expertise and field of study.

Reviewer reports

Reviewers are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:

  • Is original
  • Is practically sound
  • Follows appropriate ethical guidelines
  • Has results which are clearly presented and support the conclusions
  • Correctly references previous relevant work

Reviewers are not expected to correct or copy edit manuscripts. Language correction is not part of the peer review process. Copyediting is done at a later stage.

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