Peer Review Process

A manuscript submitted is evaluated through Initial Review by Editorial Board. If the article matchs the journal requirements in term of the scope, originality, novelty sufficiency of experimental data and format, at least 2 (two) peer reviewers are assigned to review the manuscript with Double Blind Review Process. Two weeks are alocation time given to peer revewer to evaluate the manuscipt. After review process is finished, the assigned editor makes decision for the article. If the article needs revision, the manuscript is  returned to the authors to revise. These processes take a month (maximum time). If the decision is major revision or resubmission, revised manuscript that has been resubmitted by submitter is sent back to the previous peer reviwers for re-evaluation. After that, the editor makes final decision (accepted or rejected). In the each manuscript reviewed, peer reviewers will be rated based on the substantial and technical aspects.

Authors could recommend potential reviewers on the cover letter. Journal editors will check to make sure there are no conflict of interests before contacting those reviewers and will not consider those with competing interests. Reviewers are asked to declare any conflicts of interest. Authors could also enter the names of potential peer reviewers they wish to exclude from consideration in the peer-review of their manuscript, during the initial submission progress. The editorial team will respect these requests as long as this does not interfere with the objective and thorough assessment of the submission. Assigment of peer reviewer is based on the expertise and experiences in research and publication relevant to the field of manuscript to be reviewed. Number of citation and h-index value of peer reviewers are parameter examples for consideration in assigning as reviewer.