Peer Review Policy

Peer review is the evaluation of work by one or more people of similar competence to the producers of the work (peers). It constitutes a form of self-regulation by qualified members of a profession within the relevant field. Peer review methods are employed to maintain standards of quality, improve performance, and provide credibility. In academia peer review is often used to determine an academic paper's suitability for publication. Two most important modes of Peer Review are Single Blind Peer Review and Double Blind Peer Review.

All submitted manuscripts are subjected to the peer review and editorial approval. Articles will be sent to at least three reviewers. Sometimes, the reviewers are masked to the identity of the authors and their affiliations. Authors are usually notified within 1-2 months about the acceptability of their manuscript. 

Reviewers are selected based on their expertise within the topic area of the submission, and their purpose is to assist the authors and the journal by providing a critical review of the manuscript. After receiving the reviewers’ comments, authors are requested to send the revised article, and a copy of their reply to the reviewers including the comment and explaining the replies to the questions and the changes made to the revised version. The communication regarding a specific manuscript will be done only between the journal and the designated corresponding author.

Every reviewer's comments will be read and reviewed by associated editor and afterwards send to the EIC for final decision. Peer reviewers have 2 types:

  1. Selected by EIC   
  2. Introduced by Authors during submission: For the second type, EIC will review and approve/decline them.

We, as the publisher, will check primarily about these items: 

  1. Plagiarism
  2. File control (correct word file, figure, etc) 
  3. Word count limitations 
  4. English Writing

If we see a problem/error in this starting point, then we return the manuscript for more consideration to EIC and if EIC decided to return it to author, s/he returns it him/herself.

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