What is the overall procedure to get the article published?
The review process of journal is according to a Double Blind Review, with an initial screening. Initial screening is done on all manuscripts submitted to the journal to ensure their relevancy with the journal scope and satisfying journal preliminary requirements.
Therefore, all manuscripts submitted to the journal will be checked by the Editor(s) to ensure it is relevant to journal subject coverage and research interests and are in accordance to journal standards.
Based on the initial screening, the manuscript:
- might be fully relevant to one of the journal topics and be assigned to referees for the review process;
- might need some instant simple modifications and editing to be aligned with journal objectives and topicality;
- might be irrelevant to journal topicality, contradict with journal objectives, or ignores one of the journal rules and/or principles;
This initial decision will be made by the editor(s) within two weeks from manuscript submission date. Having passed through this initial screening, the manuscript will be assigned a unique Manuscript Number and will be given to at least two of journal reviewers in the field for the blind peer review. The reviewers’ identity will not be revealed and therefore journal has a Closed Peer Review process. Depending on the reviewers’ time schedule and number of articles under their review, the process might vary, but the journal editors aim to finish the double blind review process in maximum 1-2 months from the time the initial decision has been made and the manuscript has been sent to reviewers for the blind peer review process.
The final decision is made by the Editor-in-Chief in charge of a specific article, in consultation with the Deputy Editors (when required).
At any stage that a decision has been made on the submitted manuscript, the Editor-in-Chief will inform the author(s) about it. Should the manuscript is accepted with a revision, the author(s) is asked to revise their paper and send the modified version before the identified deadline, which will then be reviewed by Editor-in-Chief and/or reviewer for the approval/rejection/modification notice.
The Editor-in-Chief may send the manuscript to Statistical Advisor, in case he decides it is necessary or when it is recommended by the reviewers.
Effective January 2013, a different publication fee applies to the publication, which is to be paid only after a final acceptance decision has been made about the paper. Authors from developing countries may ask for partial fee reduction. For any inquiries about the publication fee, you can contact [email protected]
If the author(s) is not happy with the review result and the decision made on the manuscript or if he has a comment or suggestion, he may reflect his opinions/complains/suggestions by emailing journal editorial team at [email protected]
What is the frequency of the published journal? Monthly
What is the average time line for the review of the Article?
Depending on the reviewers’ time schedule and number of articles under their review, the process might vary, but the journal editors aim to finish the blind review process within 4 to 6 weeks from the time the initial decision has been made and the manuscript has been sent to reviewers for the blind peer review process.