All articles, including original and review articles, case reports, and letter to editors, undergo rigorous peer review process. This process includes a preliminary screening by the editors, peer reviewing by at least two referees, major/minor revisions, final editorial decision.
Before the manuscript is peer-reviewed by outside experts, all incoming manuscript submissions are subject to an initial screening by the editors. Manuscripts that fail to comply with the Manuscript Preparation Guidelines and Publication Ethics may be returned to authors for adjustment, or in cases where the non-compliance is beyond acceptable levels, may be rejected without further evaluation. Only manuscripts that fully comply with the Manuscript Preparation Guidelines and Publication Ethics will be sent for peer review.
By submitting a new manuscript, author(s) ensure that the manuscript:
- is suitable for the aims and scope of the journal,
- has not been previously published (in whole or part), nor is currently under evaluation for publication elsewhere,
- is prepared in accordance with the Manuscript Preparation Guidelines and Publication Ethics of the journal,
- is approved by all co-author(s) and corresponding author is authorized to manage all correspondences on behalf of the co-author(s),
- adheres to the stylistic, bibliographic and language standards outlined in the Manuscript Preparation Guidelines of the journal.
All manuscripts submitted for review are expected to be free from language errors and must be written and formatted strictly by following the manuscript preparation guidelines of the journal. Manuscripts that are not entirely written according to the guidelines and/or do not reflect an expert use of the English language will not be considered for publication and will not be sent to any of the journal reviewers for evaluation. It is completely the author’s responsibility to comply with the rules and check for any errors. Thus, all necessary actions should be taken by the author(s) before a manuscript is submitted to the journal. Non-English-speaking authors are encouraged to use language editing services to have their manuscripts checked and edited for including grammar, sentence structure, content clarity, formatting, punctuation, and spelling by native speakers/language experts.
At any stage during peer review, editors may assign reviewers, request revisions from authors, or make a decision regarding the submission. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees. Reviewers are selected based on their field of study, expertise, credibility, previous performance, diversity, recommendations, and conflict of interest. Reviewers are expected to critically evaluate the manuscript and provide constructive and objective feedback about the novelty, quality, and importance of the subject area for the manuscript. At times when deemed necessary, editors will seek assistance from additional expert reviewers in order to be able to reach a final fair decision.
To appreciate the invaluable service of the peer reviewers, they are awarded a review certificate that can be downloaded and verified through the submission system after the editorial process for the manuscript is completed.
The editors are doing their best to reduce the time that elapses between a paper's submission and publication in a regular issue. It is expected that the review and publication processes will be completed in about 3-12 months after submission, depending on reviewers' feedback and the editors' final decision. If revisions are requested, publication time may become longer. At the end of the review process, accepted papers will be published with a DOI number on the journal’s website.
All submitted manuscripts are assigned a unique manuscript ID by the submission system. This ID should be stated in any communication with editorial or support staff.
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