Peer Review Process

The following is the editorial workflow that every manuscript submitted to the journal undergoes during the course of the peer review process.

Once a manuscript is submitted for publication, the manuscript is checked by the journal’s editorial office to ensure the files are complete and the suitability of the manuscript in terms of scope, quality and plagiarism check, if appropriate, assigns it to an Associate Editor. The Associate Editor then performs preliminary assessment before inviting a number of potential reviewers to provide a peer review report - the Academic Editor can reject a manuscript prior to review if they deem it unsuitable for the journal. Based on reports submitted by the reviewers, one of the following recommendations: Reject, Major Revision or Minor Revision. The authors are notified accordingly. The Chief Editor remains ultimately responsible for the aims and scope of the title and will be called upon to handle appeals and other editorial issues as and when required.

Publication schedule: biannually; Expect on average 17 weeks from submission to publication.