This journal operates a double-blind review process. Manuscripts may be rejected without peer review by the Editor-in-Chief if they do not comply with the submission guidelines or if they are beyond the scope of the journal. Manuscript editor checks the scientific level of the manuscript and decides whether to invite a referee. If manuscript editor decides that the scientific quality of the manuscript is not good enough, then he/she gives a “reject” decision and sends manuscript back to Editor-in-Chief. If manuscript editor decides that the manuscript has a high scientific quality, then he/she invites one or more referees (reviewers). Referees either ask for minor revision or major revision OR accept without revision or reject the manuscript. Based on the referees’ reports, manuscript editor either ask for minor revision or major revision OR accept without revision or reject the manuscript. If manuscript editor decides a revision, then the manuscript is sent back to the authors to make the revisions, else manuscript is sent to the Editor-in-Chief.
The authors should provide a response to reviewers’ comments detailing any changes, for the benefit of the editors and reviewers. The revisions that have been made should be detailed citing the line number and exact change so that the editor can check the changes expeditiously. Revisions that do not meet these requirements will be sent back to authors with a request for corrections and resubmission. Some articles may have two or three rounds of peer review. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the final decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of articles.
After a manuscript is accepted for publication, i.e. after referee-recommended revisions are complete, the author will not be permitted to make changes that constitute departures from the manuscript that was accepted by the editor. Before publication, the galley proofs are always sent to the authors for corrections. Mistakes or omissions that occur due to some negligence on our part during final printing will be rectified in an errata section in a later issue. This does not include those errors left uncorrected by the author in the galley proof.