• Authors submit their manuscripts via the journal's online submission system.
  • During submission, authors are required to provide metadata separately, ensuring that the main manuscript remains devoid of any identifying information.
  • Manuscripts are then assigned a unique identification number to track the process without revealing the author's identity.
  1. Preliminary Review by Editorial Office
  • The editorial office checks the submission for completeness, adherence to the journal's formatting and submission guidelines, and relevance to the journal's scope.
  • Incomplete or out-of-scope manuscripts might be returned to authors at this stage without further review.
  1. Assignment to Handling Editor
  • An editor (whose identity is also concealed in line with the triple-blind process) is assigned to handle the manuscript. This editor will oversee the review process but will not know the identity of the author(s).
  1. Reviewer Selection
  • The handling editor selects appropriate reviewers based on expertise, ensuring they do not have a conflict of interest with the content of the manuscript.
  • Reviewers are invited without revealing the identities of the authors or the handling editor.
  1. Review
  • Reviewers evaluate the manuscript based on originality, methodology, relevance, presentation, and other pertinent factors. They provide feedback, comments, and a recommendation (Accept, Minor Revisions, Major Revisions, Reject).
  • Given it's a triple-blind process, reviewers will also ensure their feedback doesn’t inadvertently reveal their identity.
  1. Handling Editor’s Decision
  • The handling editor consolidates the reviewers' feedback and makes an initial decision.
  • If there are conflicting reviews, the editor might seek additional reviews or use their judgment to arrive at a decision.
  1. Feedback to the Author
  • The consolidated feedback (without any identifying information of the reviewers) is sent to the author(s) along with the decision.
  • For manuscripts that require revisions, authors are given a timeframe to resubmit their revised work.
  1. Revision & Re-review
  • If revisions were requested, the revised manuscript is re-evaluated. Depending on the extent of revisions, it may be reviewed by the initial reviewers or assessed directly by the handling editor.
  • This step might be repeated until the manuscript meets the journal's standards.
  1. Final Decision
  • Once the manuscript meets all requirements, the handling editor recommends acceptance.
  • The editorial office conducts a final check, ensuring all feedback has been addressed and that the manuscript adheres to all guidelines.
  1. Publication Fee, Proofreading & Publication
  • Accepted manuscripts undergo final proofreading, layout, and publication fee processes.
  • The final version is shared with authors for approval and for publication fee before publication.
  • Once the publication fee is paid and the article approved, the manuscript is published in the appropriate section of the journal (research articles, review articles, short communications, thesis, dissertation, books, book reviews, etc.)