Peer Review & Publication Policy
The peer review practice is to ensure that good research/case-study/report/survey/science is published. It is an objective process at the heart of good scholarly publishing. Our reviewers, therefore, play a vital role in maintaining the high standards of [Journal] and all manuscripts are peer reviewed following the procedure outlined below.
Special issues and/or conference proceedings may have different peer review procedures involving, for example, Guest Editors, conference organizers or scientific committees. Authors contributing to these projects may receive full details of the peer review process on request from the editorial office.
Initial Manuscript Evaluation
The Editor first evaluates all manuscripts. It is rare, but it is entirely feasible for an exceptional manuscript to be accepted at this stage. Those rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, have poor grammar or English language, or are outside the aims and scope of the journal. Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to at least 2 experts for review. Authors of manuscripts rejected at this stage will be informed within 1 week of receipt.
Type of Peer Review
IIJ journal employs double blind review, where the reviewer remains anonymous throughout the process/ double-blind reviewing, where both the reviewer and author remain anonymous throughout the process / open reviewing were both the reviewer and author are known to one another.
How the Reviewer is selected?
Reviewers are matched to the paper according to their expertise. Our database is constantly being updated.IIJ has highly dispersed & geographically separated team of review board members who make sure academic quality assurance of journal.
Reviewers are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript :
- Is original
- Is methodologically sound
- Follows appropriate ethical guidelines
- Has results which are clearly presented and support the conclusions
- Correctly references previous relevant work
Reviewers are not expected to correct or copyedit manuscripts. Language correction is not part of the peer review process.
How long does the review process take?
Typically the manuscript will be reviewed within 1-6 weeks. Should the reviewers’ reports contradict one another or a report is unnecessarily delayed a further expert opinion will be sought. All our reviewers sign a conflict of interest statement. Revised manuscripts are usually returned to the initial referees within 1-6 weeks. Reviewers may request more than one revision of a manuscript.
A final decision to accept or reject the manuscript will be sent to the author along with any recommendations made by the reviewers and may include verbatim comments by the reviewers.
Editor’s decision is final!
Reviewers advise the editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article.
Becoming a Reviewer for [journal]
If you are not currently a reviewer for [Journal] but would like to be added to the list of reviewers for this title, please contact the editorial office at [email protected] The benefits of reviewing for [Journal] include the opportunity to see and evaluate the latest work in your research area at an early stage, and to be acknowledged in an annual statement in [Journal].
After review completion and acceptance of manuscript author(s) will receive “acceptance certificate” from a journal. After successful completion of online publication process author(s) receive Academic Award Certificate & Publication Certificate.
Plagiarism is the use of other’s published and unpublished ideas or words (or other intellectual property) without attribution or permission, and presenting them as new and original rather than derived from an existing source. At IIJ, we strongly discourage and against this act. If found guilty, to any extent, IIJ will fight for Plagiarism. Self-plagiarism refers to the practice of an author using portions of their previous writings on the same topic in another of their publications, without specifically citing it formally in quotes.