Editorial Process

  1. Submission: Authors submit their manuscripts to the journal through an online submission system or via email.
  2. Initial Review: Upon receiving a submission, the editorial office conducts an initial assessment to ensure that the manuscript meets the journal's scope and follows the submission guidelines.
  3. Peer Review: The manuscript is then sent to at least two experts in the field for a thorough peer review. Reviewers evaluate the quality, originality, methodology, and significance of the research presented in the manuscript. They provide constructive feedback and recommendations for improvement.
  4. Editorial Decision: Based on the feedback from the peer reviewers, the editor-in-chief or handling editor makes a decision regarding the manuscript. The possible decisions include:
  • Acceptance: The manuscript is accepted for publication without any further revisions.
  • Minor revisions: The authors are requested to make minor revisions based on the reviewers' comments.
  • Major revisions: The authors are asked to make significant revisions addressing the reviewers' concerns before a final decision is made.
  • Rejection: The manuscript does not meet the journal's standards and is not suitable for publication.
  1. Author Revision: If revisions are required, authors are given a specific timeframe to revise their manuscript based on the reviewers' comments and suggestions. They must provide a point-by-point response to each reviewer's comment, explaining how they addressed them.
  2. Final Decision: After the authors submit their revised manuscript, the editor-in-chief or handling editor evaluates whether the revisions adequately address the reviewers' concerns. A final decision is made based on the revised manuscript.
  3. Copyediting and Proofreading: Accepted manuscripts undergo copyediting to ensure clarity, consistency, and adherence to the journal's style guidelines. Authors may be asked to review and approve the edited version. Once finalized, the manuscript is proofread for any typographical errors or formatting issues.
  4. Publication: The manuscript is then published online on the journal's website or in print, depending on the journal's publication format. Authors are usually notified upon publication and provided with a link to their article.
  5. Indexing and Archiving: The published article is indexed in relevant databases and repositories to ensure maximum visibility and accessibility. This may include indexing in databases such as PubMed, Scopus, or Web of Science, as well as archiving in repositories like PubMed Central or institutional repositories.
  6. Promotion and Dissemination: The journal may actively promote the published article through social media, newsletters, and academic networks to increase its impact and reach within the scholarly community.