I. Peer Review process for Research Articles of 5,000 to 15,000 words
For such Research Articles, this journal uses the Peer Review System in an effort to ensure that the highest quality articles are published. The process is as follows:
- Author submits article to the journal’s Editor-in-Chief by email attachment.
- The Editor-in-Chief assesses whether the article meets the journal’s areas of interest, and that it is an original work, or makes an original and innovative contribution. At this stage, the Editor-in-Chief decides whether to accept the article for further peer review, or to reject it.
- If the article is accepted for further review, the Editor-in-Chief sends it to the Editorial Board, or to the journal’s external peer reviewers, for an assessment of the article, and a decision on whether to publish.
- A period of two months is needed for the review process to be completed, at the end of which the reviewers send their decision to the Editor-in-Chief. The decision can be of four types: (1) To publish without changes; (2) Publish with minor changes; (3) Publish with major changes such as revising the thesis and arguments, and using new documentary and secondary materials; and, (4) To reject the article.
- Should the decisions of the reviewers differ totally, the Editor-in-Chief may assign another reviewer to evaluate the article.
- The Editor-in-Chief now informs the author about the decision through email, and he sends the details of the reviewers’ comments to the author.
- If the Journal accepts the article for publication, the article is edited and proofread by the journal’s production team, including a final proofreading by the author, and it is then published. If the article is to be revised by the author, the Editor-in-Chief provides the author with helpful and constructive comments on the revisions that are required.
II. Review process for Comment & Analysis articles, and Book Reviews
The Editor-in-Chief evaluates these articles of 1,200 to 2,000 words in-house, and makes make a decision on publishing in consultation with the Editorial Board. The decision to publish can be of four types: (1) To publish without changes; (2) Publish with minor changes; (3) Publish with major changes such as revising the thesis and arguments, and using new documentary and secondary materials; and, (4) To reject the article. The Journal takes only a couple of weeks to make a decision on these articles.