Peer Review Policy
The peer review process is to ensure that only excellent and quality manuscript is published. All manuscripts are peer reviewed following the procedure outlined below.
1) Initial Manuscript Evaluation
The Editor evaluates all submitted manuscripts.
If the manuscript is very excellent, it is possible for a manuscript to be accepted at this stage.
Also, the manuscript can be rejected at this stage, if the content of the manuscript is notoriginal or has serious inaccuratedata and research findings or has poor Tamil writing, or is outside of the aims and scope of the JoV.
The manuscript that is accepted in this stage will be passed on to atleast 2 experts for reviewing process.
2) Type of Peer Review
Double blind reviewing process is the type of review, where both the reviewer and the author(s) remain unidentified through the review process that until the article is published.
3) Reviewer Selection
Two reviewers are chosen based on their expertise that matches with the content of the manuscript submitted.
4) Reviewer reports
Reviewer will evaluate the manuscript based on criteria defined below:
- Proper methodology
- Follows appropriate ethical guidelines
- Present a clear results and discussion, which support the conclusions
- Accurate and adequate references cited in the manuscript.
- Tamilgrammar and language
- The timerequired for the reviewprocess is estimated to be three-five weeks after the reviewer agree to review.
- If the decision is to revise the manuscript, the revised manuscripts will be returned to the initial reviewer for evaluation process.
5) Final Decision
The Editor will inform the final decision to accept or to reject the manuscript to the author(s).Author(s) will be notified about the Editorial decision within eight weeks from the date of manuscript receipt.