Peer Review Process

Peer Review and Publishing Process

Scientific papers accepted for publication in scholarly journals are subject to double blind peer review. For most journals this is an electronic process. Manuscripts are usually reviewed by a minimum of 2 reviewers selected from reviewer database according to specific expertise and the editorial board. The reviewers are encouraged to complete the review within 15 days. The reviewers assess the papers suitability for publication against defined criteria. The reviewers are looking for a paper written with clarity in good English. It should be original and the conclusions supported by robust statistics and ethically sound data. The paper should present a coherent story. It is important that the paper fits the aims and scope of journal. The journal’s editor- in- chief will make the final decision regarding publication, based upon the reviewers comments. Some consideration may be made to the article’s potential contribution to the impact factor and whether the paper is likely to be cited and downloaded. If the paper is not accepted for publication, a revision may be requested. It is important that authors review and respond to the recommendations made by the reviewers and the journal’s editor before resubmitting the article. 
The editorial team tries to complete the whole process of review (From submit to accept) within 45 days. The following diagram shows the whole review process

Publishing process
After the editor has accepted a paper for publication, it is transferred electronically to the production office. Typically, the paper is copyedited and any minor errors in spelling and grammar are corrected. The paper is then typeset in the journal style and a proof the paper is produced. The proofs are posted on a website for authors to access and make corrections. The publisher checks all corrected papers and then they are uploaded on to the website of the specific journal.
Proofs and Reprints: electronic proofs will be sent (E-mail attachment) to the corresponding author as a PDF file. Page proofs are considered to the final version of manuscript. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage. Because the IJES published freely online to attract a wide audience, authors will have free electronic accesses to the full text (in PDF) of the article. Authors can freely download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles.

Period of review and publication process
  • The article is first reviewed by the editorial board, and if the article is not relevant to the aims of the journal, it will be rejected and the result will be notified to the author within two days.
  • If the subject of the article is related to the goals of the journal, the article will be sent to two referees. Due to the fact that the referee has two weeks to send the referee form, the result of the referee will be notified to the author after a maximum of 15 days.
  • If the article does not require correction, the author pays the publication fee and receives the acceptance letter
  • If the article needs correction, the correction is made by the author in accordance with the opinions of the referees and the corrected article is sent to the journal. If the corrections are accepted by the editorial board, the article will be accepted after paying the publication fee and the letter of acceptance will be sent to the author.
  • In total, the article review process takes about 45 days to receive the acceptance letter.

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