Peer Review Process

Peer review/responsibility for the reviewers

  • Reviewers should keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged information.
  • Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of the author. No self-knowledge of the author(s) must affect their comments and decision.
  • Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments in 500 to 1000 words.
  • Reviewers may identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.
  • Reviewers should also call to the Editor-in-Chief's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
  • Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Peer reviewing process: Manuscripts enter the review process anonymously. The peer review process includes at least two component reviewers. The process is double blinded and names of authors and reviewers remain confidential. After getting the comments, the editorial board decides for acceptance, minor revision, major revision or rejection. Major revision requires peer review again after the revised manuscript was submitted. The review process may last between four to six weeks.

Acceptance of an article will be announced to the corresponding author after conducting all the changes required by the journal and final confirmation of the corresponding author. Evidently, the articles will be scheduled for publication. Once a manuscript is accepted, any changes in the authorship including addition, deletion or changes in the authorship will not be possible.  Throughout these steps, authors can be informed of their article's status through the journal's website. Invited manuscripts, letters and commentaries are directly reviewed by Editor-in-chief.
The submitted manuscripts that fit the scopes and the format of journal will be reviewed and enter the publication process after the editor-in-chiefs final approval.
Here is the flowchart: