Peer Review Process
The Journal operates a peer review process and promotes a blind reviewing process. Detailed information on the peer-reviewed process is In short, the steps are:
- Manuscript Submission (by author)
- Manuscript Check and Selection (by manager and editors). Editors have a right to directly accept, reject, or review. Before further processing steps, a plagiarism check using Turnitin is applied to each manuscript.
- Manuscript Reviewing Process (by reviewers).
- Notification of Manuscript Acceptance, Revision, or Rejection (by editor to author based on reviewers' comments).
- Paper Revision (by author)
- Revision Submission based on Reviewer Suggestion (by author) with a similar flow to point number 1.
- If the reviewer seems to be satisfied with the revision, notification for acceptance (by editor).
- Galley proof and publishing process.
The journal editor or editorial board considers the feedback provided by the peer reviewers and arrives at a decision. The following are the most common decisions:
(i) accept without any changes (acceptance): the journal will publish the paper in its original form
(ii) accept with minor revisions (acceptance): the journal will publish the paper and asks the author to make small corrections
(iii) accept after major revisions (conditional acceptance ): the journal will publish the paper provided the authors make the changes suggested by the reviewers and/or editors
(iv) revise and resubmit (conditional rejection): the journal is willing to reconsider the paper in another round of decision-making after the authors make major changes.
The acceptance or rejection of articles will be decided by the editorial boards based on the review results supplied by the reviewers.
There are no communications between authors and editors concerning the rejection decision.
Authors whose papers are rejected will be informed of the reasons for the rejection.