Publication Process

Step 1: Submission 

The author submits their article to the journal, typically through an online submission system.

Step 2: Initial review 

The managing editor and associate editor first review the article to ensure it meets the journal's scope and standards. If the article does not meet the journal's requirements, it is rejected without further review.

Step 3: Peer review 

If the article passes the initial review, it is sent out for double-blind peer review. In this process, the identities of the author and reviewers are kept anonymous to each other. Typically, two or more independent reviewers with expertise in the article's subject area evaluate the article for its originality, quality, methodology, significance, and relevance to the field.

Step 4: Revisions 

Based on the reviewers' feedback, the author may be asked to revise the article to address any concerns or suggestions.

Step 5: Final decision 

Once the revisions are completed, the revised article is reviewed by the editorial team and a final decision is made about whether to accept or reject the article. If accepted, the article moves to the production stage.

Step 6: Copyediting  

The accepted article is copyedited and typeset, and the final proofs are sent to the author for review and approval.

Step 7: Publication 

Once the author approves the final proofs, the article is published online and/or in print.

Throughout the publication process, the double-blind peer review ensures the confidentiality, impartiality, and quality of the review process while maintaining the anonymity of the reviewers and authors. The ultimate goal of a double-blind peer review is to publish high-quality and original research that advances the field and contributes to the scientific community.