Peer Review Process


     After registering in the journal account, the manuscript undergoes the following processes:

Editor check:

       To determine whether the manuscript fits with the aims and scope of the journal; if the paper is outside the scope of the journal, it will be rejected. If it fits the journal scope, it goes through a rigorous, double-blind peer-review process that considers the quality, originality, approach, and clarity of the paper. 


        After the peer review process, reviewers will make one of the following recommendations (• Accept • Minor revisions • Major revisions • Reject). However, the final decision lies with the Editor. Reviewers' feedback will be sent to the corresponding author. 


        The corresponding author will receive an email from the Editor with the final decision. 

Type setting author:

        Once accepted, the paper will be immediately processed by the in-house team for copyright forms. Then the paper will be sent to the type setting team, who will perform further quality checks and prepare the PDF proofs. Then the author will receive an email link to the PDF proofs, along with a query form that addresses any inconsistencies that need decision before publication.

Author proofs:

 The proof must be returned to the typesetters within 10 working days. 

Early cite:

       Once proofs are returned, corrections are made by the typesetting team, and final proofs will be sent to the journal’s content Editors for final checks. Once this process is completed, the paper will be published through Early Cites and will be a fully citable, published article with a DOI number. The article can be promoted, downloaded, and referenced. The published article will remain on Early Cite until it is assigned to an issue 


      When a journal issue is available for the articles to be published, the typeset files will be reworked by the typesetting team to add pagination, volume, and issue details. The resupplied files will be re-loaded to our online platform, moving from the Early Cite container to the relevant volume and issue number. Where applicable, a print copy will then be issued.