Peer Review Process

Authors are required to refer to the website in order to submit their articles to this journal. First, they need to register with the website to receive an email which provides them with their password. Second, they need to use their password to sign in to the website and to submit their articles. Initially, an e-mail message or letter will acknowledge manuscript receipt. Then, the manuscipts are scanned using iThenticate software to check their similarity index. Next, based on in-house reviewing it is decided to send the manuscript for the blind review. All manuscripts go through a peer review process before publication. However, if the manuscript clearly lies outside the scope of the journal, the author is informed immediately to submit the manuscript to another journal. After initial screening, if the manuscript follows submission guidelines it will be sent to two reviewers in the field. Both the reviewers and the author will be anonymous. The entire peer-review process takes about three months, depending on the degree of required revisions nearly 30% of the submitted manuscripts are accepted. The authors can expect to receive one of the following three decisions:

 

(a) Accept (with minor/major revision)

(b) Revise and Resubmit

(c) Reject