Peer Review Process

The decision to publish a paper is based on an editorial assessment and peer review. Initially, all papers are assessed by an editorial committee consisting of members of the editorial team. The prime purpose is to decide whether to send a paper for peer review and to give a rapid decision on those that are not. The rejection is based on the novelty or the relevancy with the scope of this journal.

Initial review

JNMS strives to provide a rapid publishing process through an initial review conducted by an editorial board of editorial team members. The main purpose is to determine whether a study will be sent or rejected for peer review. It's all about scope, policy compliance, and language. From time to time, a paper is returned to the author with a request for revision to help the editor decide whether to send it for review. Authors can expect to make decisions about the first editorial review from this phase of the review process within 1-2 weeks of submission.

Review process

After passing the first editorial review, the article will be sent to the reviewers. The peer review process involved at least two reviewers per manuscript, selected for their expertise. The entire review process is conducted through a double-blind review process. That is, the author and the reviewer do not know each other's identities. Reviewers must complete a review in each review round within three weeks of submitting a review request.

Decision process

The decision to approve the publication is based on the referee's recommendations and requires two approval recommendations based on it. If the recommendations of the two reviewers differ, the editor has the right to seek the consideration of a third reviewer. The final decision on publication is made by the editor-in-chief, the editorial board (national or international advisory board), taking into account the recommendations of the reviewers.