Peer Review Process

The Editor of the International Journal of Patient Safety and Quality (IJPSQ) initially reads each manuscript submitted for desk review . The reviewers would get manuscripts that were thought to be potentially interesting to our readership. The editors then choose one of several options, such as rejected, need significant revision, need minor revision, or accepted, based on the reviewer's advice. Editors will provide feedback if the article is not in accordance with the rules determined by the IJPSQ team. The manuscript review process usually takes 4 to 12 weeks.All manuscripts must be original and plagiarism-free. Authors are recommended to utilize plagiarism detection software such as Turnitin to ensure the uniqueness of their content. Furthermore, the editor will use Turnitin software to examine the originality of submissions within this journal. 

The editor or editorial board evaluates the feedback given by peer reviewers and makes a determination. Here are the most typical outcomes:

  1. Acceptance without alterations (acceptance): the journal will publish the paper in its original state.

  2. Acceptance with minor revisions (acceptance): the journal will publish the paper and request the author to make minor adjustments.

  3. Acceptance following significant revisions (conditional acceptance): the journal will publish the paper on the condition that the authors implement the changes recommended by the reviewers and/or editors.

  4. Revision and resubmission (conditional rejection): the journal is open to reconsidering the paper in another decision-making round once the authors make substantial modifications.

  5. Rejecting the paper (outright rejection): the journal will decline publication of the paper or reconsider it, regardless of major revisions made by the authors.