PEER REVIEW PROCESS

Submitted manuscripts are read by the editorial staff. Those manuscripts evaluated by editors to be inappropriate to journal criteria are rejected promptly without external review. Manuscripts evaluated to be of potential interest to our readership are sent to double-blind reviewers. The editors then make a decision based on the reviewer’s recommendation from among several possibilities: rejected, require major revision, need minor revision, or accepted. The Editor-in-Chief has the right to decide which manuscripts submitted to the journal should be published.

Review Process:

1. Author submit the manuscript

2. Editor Evaluation [some manuscripts are rejected or returned before the review process]

3. Double-blind peer review process

4. Editor Decision

5. Confirmation to the authors

6. Authors revise based on review result and submit the revised version to the editor

7. Editor checks for consistency of writing style, tables, figures, etc. If there is (are) any inconsistency (see newsletter’s journal for rules of the written journal), then editors will send it back to authors (repeat step 6)

8. Publish