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an unbiased, independent and critical peer review system
In our peer review system, we ensure to have an unbiased, independent, critical and transparent review of the submitted works. With the involvement of unbiased and experienced reviewers, the editor assigned to a manuscript upholds the compliance of our editorial policies and guidelines.
Our peer review program applies to each and every submitted manuscript without any exception as detailed below:
An editor invites reviewers to peer review the manuscript and ensures to have at least two reviewers for a manuscript.
The authors’ information including their affiliation details is removed from the manuscript while the same is shared with the assigned reviewers. This is to ensure that the reviewers can undertake to review the manuscript without any bias, pressure, favors, or without getting affected by the seniority/juniority of the authorship.
The comments and observations of each of the reviewers are received and are processed for an editorial decision. In case, there is a need for a revision/amendment or the reviewers’ remarks need to be shared with the authors, the reviewers’ comments and observations are shared with the authors for their required actions.
Based on reviewers’ remarks, an editorial decision is formed either to accept or reject a manuscript.
In the case of an accepted manuscript, the authorship of the manuscript is shared with an editorial report recording a decision based on the summarized reviewers’ remarks and the content originality examination report. The authors can request for the anonymized reviewers’ remarks separately.
This way, our peer review system effectively ensures a quality-based, unbiased, transparent and independent peer review.