Peer Review Process

The articles are primarily evaluated by our statisticians and internal screeners who check the articles for any methodological flaws, format, and their compliance with the journal’s instructions. Then a submission code will be allocated and all the future contacts should be based on this code. Through a double-blind review lasting for up to three weeks, the articles will be reviewed by at least two external (peer) reviewers, one of whom does that statistically and the other one scientifically. Their comments will be passed to the authors and their responses to the comments along with the reviewers’ comments will then be evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief, the Deputy Editor, and a final reviewer who can be a member of the Editorial Board. The final review process will be discussed in regular editorial board sessions, and then on the basis of the comments and the journal’s scope, the Editor-in-Chief will decide which articles should be published. From the time of submission to publication, it normally takes from 3 to 6 months.