Peer Review Process

Any manuscript submitted to this journal is first checked by an editor for evaluating whether the manuscript is suitable for the journal's aim and scope, the completion of all elements of the manuscript, such as the IMRAD, the clearness of tables and figures, proper referencing, and also possible plagiarism. The author will be notified if flaws are found in this step within three days after submission. Once there are no flaws, the author is eligible to receive a Letter of Submission, and the manuscript is further submitted to reviewers. A manuscript will be reviewed by at least 2 independent reviewers. They are appointed from other institutions, either national or international. The reviewing process is a double-blind peer review, in which the author and the reviewers do not know each other. Reviewers' comments are sent anonymously to the author for revision. The revised manuscript will be discussed in a regular meeting of the editorial board where the final decision regarding the publication eligibility of the manuscript is decided. Once a revised manuscript is regarded as eligible for publication, a Letter of Acceptance is issued to the corresponding author. The whole process is generally completed within 6-10 weeks.