Introduction To Peer Review Process
Peer Review Process refers to a system, which is used to access manuscript quality before it is published online. All the independent researchers/experts/professionals in the relevant field are subjected to assess the submitted manuscripts for validity, originality and significance to help editors determine whether a manuscript should be published in their journal. It can also help to establish a method by which it can be evaluated and enhance networking possibilities within research communities and helps to validate the research works. Nevertheless, to say, Peer Review has widely accepted method for research validation. The well-written research articles that meet brilliant scientific standards, records, explanations, and testimonials of their work presented with Bibliographic reasoning rely are only accepted for our Open Access Journal of Biomedical Science publication.
Types of Peer Review Process
Single Blind: Single Blind Peer Review Process means authors are completely unaware about the reviewers, but the editors are aware of the authors’ identity. This method serves to reduce chances of conflict as there is huge impact if author’s known identity could influence the review.
Double Blind: In this process, both the author and peer reviewers are not aware of each other’s identity. In a double-blind peer review, articles offer a reliable form of scientific communication as it is scrutinized based on the content provided irrespective of the submitted person or the area of submission.
Open Peer Review: In this Open Peer Review process, both author's and reviewers' identities are well-known to each other.
Which Peer-Review Process did Open Access Journal of Biomedical Science follow?
Our Open Access Journal of Biomedical Science follows Double-blind peer review process, in which both the editors and authors who are going to review the articles submitted and approve for publication are completely unaware of each other’s identity. Moreover, our Manager of Editor Department assigns the articles, which are received from the researchers to the reviewers/editors along with an electronic review form in which the reviewers are initially supposed to check the scope of the manuscript whether fits to the journal or not then, they need to fill the form of a questionnaire and at the end they will provide their comments or any suggestions/edits in the paper (if required) to approve the manuscript for publication in the journal.
Peer Review Process
After the completion of the submission process, the articles are sent to the editor for review. Before that initially content checking will takes place, in this process article is evaluated by a software (Plagscan) to verify whether it contain any plagiarized content or not. If article has an 80% unique content, then it will consider for next process otherwise it gets rejected by our evaluation team.
Assign to Editors
In our OAJBS we strictly follow double blind peer review process. The manuscripts are sent to the appropriate reviewers after completing the initial screening. The article will be assigned for 3-5 reviewers (editors) simultaneously. Each reviewer will read the manuscript and provide their feedback. Reviewers will analyze the study's importance, linguistic clarity, presentation of the results, and other factors. After that, the editor will choose whether the manuscript will be accepted, rejected, or sent back for editing based on the comments and suggestions. The acceptance of a paper as the first draught is incredibly rare. The editor is advised to take the necessary actions if the papers don't meet the criteria of scientific guidelines.
What decisions are open to the editor give after peer review?
The editor will typically decide to accept an article if it satisfies the journal's requirements and expectations in terms of study scope, scientific soundness, technical writing, linguistic expression, etc. Exceptionally well-written submissions may be approved without revision in some situations, while other manuscripts must go through one to two rounds of peer review and revision until there are no more comments required.
Reconsider after Slight Corrections/Modifications
A manuscript can be easily modified to get it into a publishable state by making slight adjustments when it mainly complies with the journal's requirements and expectations but may have a few small issues, such as a few unclear phrases or missing material. After the necessary adjustments have been done, the editor is likely to take this submission again.
Reconsider after Considerable Corrections/Modifications
When a publication suggests a possible addition to that field's science but has issues such words that are not even clear, missing experiments or data, etc. This manuscript may be subject to substantial modification and, if necessary, straightforward additional experiments, at the editor's option.
The editor would probably reject the manuscript without providing a chance for resubmission if it was judged to be quite poor in terms of presenting quality, including catastrophic faults in its experimental design, or if the authors neglected to address reviewer's concerns. Of fact, journal editors frequently make such a choice without sending a paper out for review if it does not suit the journal's focus.
Galley Proof and PDF
The articles that have been submitted are revised before going into production. World-class services are employed to create the finest writing piece for readership. The tables and figures are positioned appropriately for reading, and the information is organized using the best typographic standards. After the generation of PDF, the article will send to author for the final approval.
To ensure that there are no errors found in the pdf, after getting final approval from the author the article will published in our journal website and DOI will be generated.