The editorial workflow that every manuscript submitted to the journal goes through while it is being reviewed by other authors is detailed below. The online Manuscript Tracking System is used for the entire editorial process. When an article is submitted for publication, the editorial staff of the journal reviews it to make sure it is appropriate for the standard peer review procedure. Following this, the manuscript is delivered to the relevant Editor based on the article's subject and the Editors' availability.
All manuscripts must be handled by an editor who has no financial or other relationships with any of the authors. The submission will be rejected without further action if the Editor determines that it may not be of sufficient quality to undergo the standard peer review procedure or that the subject matter may not be pertinent to the journal's scope. As long as there is no conflict of interest between the reviewers and the authors of the paper, the Editor should allocate the submitted manuscript to several external reviewers if they determine that it is of adequate quality and fits the journal's scope.
After that, the reviewers will send the editor their reports on the manuscripts and a recommendation for one of the following courses of action:
- Accepted for publication of without revisions
- Accepted for publication with revisions
- Recomended for some other Journal (If not meets the scope)
The manuscript will go through a final review by the editorial office of the journal if the Editor suggests publishing unaltered in order to make sure that the manuscript and the review procedure comply with the journal's rules and policies. The acceptance of the manuscript will then be announced to the authors. The authors are informed to prepare and submit a final copy of their article with the necessary minor adjustments indicated by the reviewers if the Editor recommends Consider after Minor Changes.
After the writers have made the little adjustments, the editor reads the updated manuscript. The final manuscript may be accepted once the Editor is pleased with it.
If the editor suggests that the paper be rejected, it is rejected right away. Additionally, the paper is immediately rejected if the majority of reviewers suggest doing so. Because of the manuscript's improper subject, poor quality, or inaccurate results, the Editors have the power to reject any submission. The editor is not permitted to designate themselves as the manuscript's external reviewers.
Since any manuscript must be recommended by one or more (typically two or more) external reviewers in addition to the Editor in charge of the manuscript in order for it to be accepted for publication in the journal, this is done to ensure a high-quality, fair, and unbiased peer-review process of every manuscript submitted to the journal. To recognise and recognise the Editor's significant contribution to the peer-review process and the indispensable nature of their contributions to the operation of the journals, the name of the Editor who recommended the submission for publishing is published alongside the text. The peer-review procedure is single blinded, meaning that while the reviewers are aware of who wrote the document, the authors are kept in the dark about who reviewed it.