Step-1 Editorial Review
manuscript submitted to journal is addressed to Managing editor of the
journal who along with editorial team perform a through editorial review
(pre check) of submission
using a specially designed IN-HOUSE
EDITORIAL REVIEW FORM. Around 23 quality check point are considered
during in-house editorial review & pre checking process and decision is made within 24-48h.
During Editorial Review & pre-check we assess:
1. The suitability of the submission with respect to the scope of the
overall scientific soundness of the manuscript, including the relevance of
the references and the correctness of the applied methodology.
3. Standards of rigor to qualify for further review.
can decide to:
Reject the manuscript,
Request authors a revisions before peer-review,
continue with the peer-review process and recommend suitable reviewers.
paper clears all editorial check points, Managing Editor of the journal
forward it to Associate Editor for proceeding it for Peer review process.
Step-2 Peer Review (Double Blind Peer Review
From submission to final decision or
publication, one dedicated ISISnet staff member (managing editor)
coordinates the review process and serves as the main point of contact for
authors, academic or associate editors and reviewers.
The Handling/Associate Editor oversees the review process in consultation
with an Associate editor. Manuscripts are reviewed by two independent experts/reviewers in
the particular area using Double Blind Peer Review Policy which means the
identity of both the author and reviewer is kept hidden. Peer Review is
performed using a specially designed
PEER REVIEW FORM. Around 21 quality check point are considered
during peer review process .
The reviewers will make a scientific assessment and suggests improvements, and
recommends accepting or declining the paper. If the reviewers disagree, the
paper may be sent to a third reviewer at the discretion of the
Handling-Editor. When the Handling-Editor reach to a decision to
accept, accept with revision or reject a manuscript on the bases of reviewer’s
comments, he will consult to the Editor-in-chief for final decision and
approval. Authors are encouraged to suggest appropriate reviewers in their
field. Reviewers' comments are usually provided to authors.
A decision letter will be emailed to the corresponding author once the
Hndling-editor and Editor-in-chief have made final decision.
If the manuscript is accepted without revision, the editorial office will
contact the corresponding author if additional files/documents are needed.
If the manuscript is accepted pending revisions, the manuscript along with the
reviewer’s comments is e-mailed to the corresponding author. The corresponding
author will have to send the revised manuscript (according to reviewers
suggestion) within two weeks after the decision letter is sent.
If the manuscript is declined, the resubmission must be submitted again and will
be handled like a new manuscript. A resubmission must be noted as such with its
previous tracking number.
A manuscript that is excellent but requires extensive revision will, as a matter
of policy, be declined.
Authors may appeal a rejection by sending an e-mail to the Editorial Office
of the journal. The appeal must provide a detailed justification, including
point-by-point responses to the reviewers' and/or Editor's comments. Appeals
can only be submitted following a “reject and decline resubmission” decision
and should be submitted within three months from the decision date.
Page Proofs will be supplied once only in the form of page proofs.
Submitted manuscripts must be considered as final texts to which no changes
should be made at the proof stage apart from correction to printer's errors. The
managing editor will send the page proofs to the author by e-mail as PDF file.
Proofs must be returned to the publishers by e-mail within 48 hours of receipt.
If you return proofs even a few days after the date stipulated, it might be too
late to include your correction in the final version of the journal.
in-house teams perform production on all manuscripts, including language
editing, copy editing, and conversion to PDF or XML