Peer Review & Publication Policy

The peer review practice is to ensure that good research/case-study/report/survey/science is published. It is an objective process at the heart of good scholarly publishing. Our reviewers therefore play a vital role in maintaining the high standards of [Journal] and all manuscripts are peer reviewed following the procedure outlined below.

Initial manuscript evaluation

Once a manuscript is submitted, it is assigned to an Editor most appropriate to handle it, based on the subject of the manuscript and the availability of the Editors. If the Editor determines that the manuscript is not of sufficient quality to go through the standard review process or if the manuscript’s subject is not appropriate to the journal scope, the Editor rejects the manuscript with no further processing (desk rejection). Those rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, have poor grammar or English language, or are outside the aims and scope of the journal. This decision is made within 1-3 days. If the paper is accepted, an informal acceptance letter is usually issued at this point. A paper cannot be rejected once an informal acceptance letter has been issued so as to provide stability and certainty to the publication process.

If the Editor determines that the submitted manuscript is of sufficient quality and falls within the scope of the Journal, he/she requests the publication fee, and once it is received the editor assigns the manuscript to a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 external reviewers for peer review. The duration of peer review is 4 – 8 weeks. The reviewers submit their reports on the manuscripts along with their recommendation of one of the following actions to the Editor:

  • Accept and publish as it is
  • Accept submission and publish after minor changes
  • Accept submission subject to major changes

Type of peer review

The journal employs double blind review, where the reviewer remains anonymous throughout the process/ double blind reviewing, where both the reviewer and author remain anonymous throughout the process / open reviewing were both the reviewer and author are known to one another.

How the Reviewer is selected

Reviewers are matched to the paper according to their expertise. Our database is constantly being updated. The journal has highly dispersed & geographically separated team of review board members who make sure academic quality assurance of journal.

Reviewer reports

Reviewers are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:

-Is original

-Is methodologically sound

-Follows appropriate ethical guidelines

-Highlight grammar and formatting issues

-Has results which are clearly presented and support the conclusions

-Correctly references previous relevant work.

Reviewers are not expected to correct, copyedit or proofread manuscripts. While the reviewers may highlight language challenges, correction of language deficiencies is not part of the peer review process.

The report contains four sections. Below is an extract of section three and four of the report.

Peer Review & Publication Policy

Certificates

After successful completion of online publication process, author(s) receive Publication Certificates.

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