The entire publication process, from submission to publication, is carried out online. Our team tries to process each article in the shortest possible time without compromising on the publication standards. The total publication time is between 5-8 weeks.
The workflow is divided into four stages:
Submission (duration; 2-3 days)
This stage is the screening or initial evaluation of a new submission. An editor is assigned, who with the Co Editor in Chief checks the article. Papers are not accepted at this stage but those which are rejected may lack originality, have serious scientific shortcomings or out of the scope of the journal.
Review (duration; 30-45 days)
All articles undergo double-blind peer review. The handling editor identifies and invites at least three referees who are experts in the field of the article to conduct the peer review. Referees are not given access to the submission unless they accept the invitation. Other experts replace referees who decline the invitation.
Referees are asked to evaluate the following aspects of manuscript:
- Originality and methodology.
- Adherence to the ethical guidelines.
- Presentation of results and conclusions.
- Correct references of any previous relevant work that might have been cited in the manuscript.
In case the reports by the referees contradict each other, help from a third expert will be sought.
After the review reports are received, the editor decides if the article:
Approved by the Editor. No major changes or further modifications are required. The article will be published after copy editing and production.
Not approved by the Editor. The article is rendered unfit for publication.
The article will be sent back to the author for making the suggested and required amendments. The revised paper will be rechecked by the initial reviewers as a second round of review after which it may be accepted or rejected by the author.
The editor again decides if the revised version is acceptable, if further correction is required or if another round of peer review is required.
The final decision regarding the article is taken by the handeling and Co Editor in Chief at this stage. If the article is accepted, the author is sent the letter for acceptance.
The duration of this stage depends on the referees' availability and how long the author takes to revise the article.
Copyediting (duration: 2-4 days)
Our copyeditor proofreads the article. The structure, language and grammar are checked in this stage. Corrections are suggested, and the authors are requested to revise the paper.
Production (duration: 2-4 days)
Production is the final stage of publication; the production editor composes the article in the layout format of the journal. The galley proofs are sent to the author for approval. Once the authors are satisfied, the galley proofs are sent for publication.