Peer Review Process

All submitted papers will be sent to two international and one national reviewer (who are expert in the field) for blind peer review. Reviewers will provide comments and critiques in a confidential, constructive, prompt and unbiased manner appropriate for their position of responsibility. Collegiality, respect for author’s dignity and the research for ways to improve the quality of the manuscript should characterize the review process.

On receiving a manuscript if the Editor finds that the submitted manuscript is of sufficient quality and falls within the scope of the journal, they will assign the manuscript to two international and one national reviewers, provided that no conflict of interests exists between these reviewers and the manuscript’s authors.  The reviewers will submit their reports on the manuscripts along with their recommendation of one of the following actions to the Editor:

  • Publish in its present form
  • Consider after Minor Changes
  • Consider after Major Changes
  • Reject

After receiving reports from all reviewers, the Editor can make one of the following editorial recommendations:

  • Publish in its present form
  • Consider after Minor Changes
  • Consider after Major Changes
  • Reject

The editor-in-chief has the final authority for the acceptance/rejection of the paper in light of reviewer’s comments.

If the Editor recommends “in its present form” the manuscript will undergo a final check by the journal’s editorial office in order to ensure that the manuscript and its review process adhere to the journal’s guidelines and policies and the corresponding author will be notified of the manuscript’s acceptance and will be asked to complete other requirements like signing copyright forms, payment etc.

If the Editor recommends “Consider after Minor Changes,” the authors will be notified to about reviewer’s comments and will be ask to resubmit the corrected copy within provided time. The Editor reviews the revised manuscript after the minor changes have been made by the authors. Once the Editor is satisfied with the final manuscript, the manuscript will be accepted.

If the Editor recommends “Consider after Major Changes,” the authors will be notified to about reviewer’s comments and will be ask to resubmit the corrected copy within provided time. Once the revised manuscript is submitted, the original reviewers are asked to review it. Along with their review reports on the revised manuscript, the reviewers make a recommendation which can be “Publish Unaltered,” “Consider after Minor Changes,” “Consider after Major Changes,” or “Reject.” Then, the Editor can make an editorial recommendation which can be “Publish Unaltered,” “Consider after Minor Changes,” or “Reject.”

If the Editor recommends rejecting the manuscript, the rejection is immediate and will be immediately notified to authors