Peer Review and Publication Process
A full double-blind refereeing process is used that comprises of the following steps;
- Upon receipt of the article, the editor selects two to three reviewers and asks them to evaluate the manuscript against a set of criteria. The editor rejects the submission if it does not meet the journal’s minimum standards.
- If it meets the journal’s minimum standards, the editor receives the reviewers’ recommendations.
- The editor makes the final decision, taking into account the reviewers’ recommendations. These could be following;
- Accept- The editor notifies the author that their paper has been accepted for publication
- Revise- The editor notifies the author that their paper requires revisions and shares a copy of the reviewers’ comments.
- Reject- The editor notifies the author that their paper has been rejected and shares a copy of the reviewers’ comments.
- If recommended for revision, the editor sends the revised paper to the same reviewers after the authors’ revision. The author resubmits their revised paper for second review and if its approved, the manuscript is published.