Peer Review Policy

Each submission to the IJSAR Journal is checked for suitability when received by the editorial office, and may be rejected without review if it is outside the scope of the journal, is obviously of insufficient quality, or is missing important sections.

The IJSAR journal invites external experts (not only Editorial Board members) to review each article that is considered suitable for consideration. The publication decision is made by the Editor-in-Chief after receiving at least two external reviewer reports with recommendations.

Authors are encouraged to suggest suitable reviewers, but the Editor-in-Chief and the editorial office reserves the right to select different reviewers. The reason for asking authors to suggest reviewers is that they are best placed to know who is an expert in the field. In addition, the suggested reviewers may be suitable for other articles on the same topic. Therefore, obtaining these names can help the editorial office to ensure that it is approaching suitable people to review all articles and to enrich the reviewer database.

All the papers submitted to the journal undergo a double-blind peer-review process. All the reviewers are familiar with the journal review policy. Their awareness of the necessity of a brief response on whether they are able to promptly conduct the review or not adopts the quality and the agility of the review procedure. The submitted manuscript is reviewed by at least two reviewers. The reviewers can send the confidential comments to the Editor-in-Chief/assigned editor.

After the review process, the Editor-in-Chief makes a final decision, either to accept or to reject the article. The reasons for the decision will be communicated to the corresponding author only.

When the decision of minor/major revision is made, and the authors do not revise their articles satisfactorily after receiving reviewer reports, then the Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to reject the article. When revised articles are received they will either be sent out for further review or the Editor-in-Chief will make a decision depending on the level of revision requested. The entire process of review takes 5 to 6 weeks.