Peer Review Process

The Editor-in-Chief first evaluates all submitted manuscripts. It is rare, but it is possible for an exceptional manuscript to be accepted at this stage. Manuscripts 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. Those that meet the minimum criteria are normally passed on to the editorial team for evaluation. This takes about 2 weeks time. If the editorial team feels that the manuscript requires any modifications then the author is contacted for the same. Based on the response of the author, the manuscript is sent to at least two expert referees for review.

This journal uses double-blind peer review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. To facilitate this, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give away their identity.

The review process takes about 4-6 weeks.