Peer Review Process
Peer review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity, and significance to help editors determine whether a manuscript should be published in the journal.
Peer review is an integral part of scientific publishing that confirms the validity of the manuscript. Peer reviewers are experts who volunteer their time to help improve the manuscripts they review.
When a manuscript is submitted to a journal, it is assessed to see if it meets the criteria for submission.
Each manuscript is checked for plagiarism, and assessed carefully to determine if it fits the aims and scope of the journal. If it does, the editorial team will select potential peer reviewers within the field of research to peer-review the manuscript and make recommendations.
All submissions are subject to peer review. The publishing house will send manuscripts to outside reviewers selected from an extensive database.
Upon submission, authors are encouraged to submit names of reviewers who they deem appropriate to review their paper. Authors may also indicate persons to whom they do not wish the manuscript sent for review. In most cases, articles will be reviewed by at least two reviewers as well as the editorial staff to determine validity, significance, novelty, and potential impact on the field of contents and conclusions. The selection of reviewers will be made on the basis of expertise, impartiality, and equal distribution among the available experts, regardless of geographic origin of the manuscript or locations of the reviewers.
On their recommendation, editors will accept, accept with revisions, or reject a manuscript.
To make good judgments, peer reviewers evaluate the content for scientific value and originality, to see that articles adhere to general scientific practice as well as the journal’s specific guidelines, and to check that author have referenced correctly. The peer reviewer will look closely at the methodology and the validity of the data, and consider the ethical approach. They will then recommend changes. Authors will be advised within the shortest possible time whether their paper is accepted, requires major or minor revisions, or is rejected. All necessary efforts will be made to ensure a timely review process.
Authors should note the time from submission to final decision can be shortened by a timely return of a revised manuscript when revision has been requested.
IJMRHS reserves the right to make the final selection of peer reviewers. IJMRHS also reserves the right, at its discretion, to determine the number and kind of manuscripts sent for review, the number of reviewers, the reviewing procedures, and the use made of reviewers’ opinions. In addition to scientific merit, the Editor-in-Chief/Editor reserves the right to evaluate papers without external peer review. Effort is made to complete the review process in a timely manner.