Peer Review Policy

The Review Process 

Publishable manuscripts will be referred to the Editorial Advisory Board members and/or other reviewers. Author are encouraged to suggest names of possible reviewers. Author will be notified about the editorial decision within six weeks from the date of manuscript receipt. Manuscripts are accepted conditionally, pending authors’ revision of the material. 

EJoSS is double blind peer reviewed. The editorial processes follow standard procedures thus: 

  • Call for submissions/Online submissions
  • Article submissions and acknowledgements
  • Initial evaluation
  • Allocation of reviewers based on article content
  • Reviewing process
  • Author re-submissions if necessary
  • Further editing and processing
  • Evaluation for publication 

In the event of conflicting decisions from the reviewers, the editors will make a decision to resent the manuscript to a third reviewer or the manuscript will be returned to original reviewers for further advice, particularly in cases where there are disagreement among the reviewers. The editors will try to evaluate the strength of the arguments raised by each reviewer and will consider other information not available to the reviewers. Foremost, the responsibility of the editors are to the readers of the journal and how best to serve the scientific community at large. 

The review process will normally take about 6 months

Selection of peer-reviewers 

Reviewers are selected based on expertise, reputation, and specific recommendations.