Peer Review Process

Peer Review Process

Articles which the editors judge to have merit will be sent anonymously to referees, and authors may be asked for changes and adjustments in the light of the referees' reports. All manuscripts are subject to double-blind review and will be assessed based on their quality by the reviewers. Feedback will be given to authors promptly to complete the review process within approximately 4-8 weeks. The review process will take about three to five months. The editor evaluates the recommendation and notifies the author of the manuscript status. The manuscript may be:

  • Accepted for publication as is 
  • Accepted for publication with minor changes, with no re-review necessary 
  • Accepted for publication after substantial revision and additional review, or 
  • Rejected

The comments of the anonymous reviewers will be forwarded to the authors, and when the authors are ready to submit their revised manuscript, read the comments of the editors and reviewers, and respond to them by telling what modifications they have made in their manuscript or why they have not made the suggested changes. Note that revisions must be completed and submitted within two weeks after the authors received the reviewers' comments. Late manuscripts will not be published in the coming issue, yet might be considered for the next issues.