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Review Process


 

1. All manuscripts are sent simultaneously to reviewers for double-blind peer review. This means that both the reviewer and the author are anonymous. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to three of the independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles based on the reviewers’ comments. The editor's decision is final. Authors will be received notification of the publication decision, along with copies.

 

2. Manuscripts are reviewed based on the following criteria.

Originality and creativity of the subject

Clarity of the organization and structure

Rigorousness of the research methods

Appropriateness and accuracy of citations

Contributions to the theory development and practical implications.

 

Reviewers will evaluate the manuscript and recommend one of the followings: (1) Publish without a revision 2) publish with minor revisions, (2) publish after substantial revision, (4) reevaluate after substantial revision, or (5) do not publish.

 

3. The editor makes the final decision based on,


[publishable without a revision]

A: publishable without a revision, B: publishable without a revision, C: publishable without a revision

A: publishable without a revision, B: publishable without a revision, C: publishable with minor revisions

[publishable with minor revisions]

A: publishable without a revision, B: publishable without a revision, C: publishable after substantial revision

A: publishable without a revision, B: publishable without a revision, C: Not Publishable

A: publishable without a revision, B: publishable with minor revisions, C: publishable with minor revisions

A: publishable without a revision, B: publishable with minor revisions, C: publishable after substantial revision

A: publishable without a revision, B: publishable with minor revisions, C: Not Publishable

A: publishable with minor revisions, B: publishable with minor revisions, C: publishable with minor revisions

A: publishable with minor revisions, B: publishable with minor revisions, C: publishable after substantial revision

[publishable after substantial revision]

A: publishable without a revision, B: publishable after substantial revision, C: publishable after substantial revision

A: publishable without a revision, B: publishable after substantial revision, C: Not Publishable

A: publishable with minor revisions, B: publishable with minor revisions, C: Not Publishable

A: publishable with minor revisions, B: publishable after substantial revision, C: publishable after substantial revision

A: publishable with minor revisions, B: publishable after substantial revision, C: Not Publishable

A: publishable after substantial revision, B: publishable after substantial revision, C: publishable after substantial revision

[Not Publishable]

A: publishable without a revision, B: Not Publishable, C: Not Publishable

A: publishable with minor revisions, B: Not Publishable, C: Not Publishable

A: publishable after substantial revision, B: publishable after substantial revision, C: Not Publishable

A: publishable after substantial revision, B: Not Publishable, C: Not Publishable

A: Not Publishable, B: Not Publishable, C: Not Publishable

      

The editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles based on the reviewers’ comments. The editor could ask necessary revisions and/or editions to authors before final acceptance. The editor's decision is final. Authors will receive notification of the publication decision, along with copies of the reviews and instruction for revision.

 

4. If there is any objection to the review results, corresponding authors(s) can appeal Editor-in Chief has the obligation to notify the results after one more review.

 

5. Authors are required at the time of submission to disclose any perceived or potential conflict of interest, financial or otherwise (e.g., consultancies, stock ownership, equity interests, patent-licensing arrangements, lack of access to data, or lack of control of the decision to publish, or any other potential conflict) in the Conflict of Interest


6. Upon authors’ requests, Editor committee can issue a certification of the expectant of publication. The certification can only be issued after final decision of editor-in-chief’s notification of acceptance to corresponding author.