Journal Review Policy
- Authors should not concurrently submit papers describing essentially the same research.
Submitting the same paper to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing
behavior and is unacceptable.
- All submitted and invited papers should go through an initial screening process by the
editorial board to weed out papers which are not suitable or have different focus, papers
which are marginal and weak papers. The papers which pass the initial screening process
will be sent to three experts (referee) for review.
- Papers will be refereed by at least 3 experts as suggested by the editorial board.
- Editors will have the option of seeking additional reviews when needed. Authors will be
informed when Editors decide further review is required.
- All publication decisions are made by the journal's Editor(s)-in-Chief on the basis of the
referees' reports. Authors of papers that are not accepted are notified promptly.
- The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted
manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers,
other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate. The editor must ensure that
information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential.
- Editors should require reviewers to disclose any potential competing interests before
agreeing to review a submission.
- Editors should provide guidance to reviewers on everything that is expected of them
including the need to handle submitted material in confidence.
- If a reviewer believes it is not possible for him/her to review the research reported in a
manuscript within the designated guidelines, or within stipulated time, he/she should notify
the editor, so that the accurate and timely review can be ensured.
- Our peer review process is confidential and identities of reviewers cannot be revealed.
If redundant or duplicate publication is attempted or occurs Authors should expect immediate
editorial action to be taken including prompt rejection of the submitted manuscript. Submission
of any manuscript that contains redundant or duplicate publication of the same or very similar
research work violates the policies of each journal.