An open access journal, published by Sunandan Divatia School of Science, NMIMS
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POLICIES AND PROCESS
A manuscript submitted to the Journal will go through a confidential peer-review process. Chief Editors, Section Editors and Reviewers are informed that the manuscript will be considered confidential. After a manuscript is received, it is assigned by PhD scientists on staff to a Section Editor, whose expertise is considered to be appropriate. The Section Editor will prepare a list of expert reviewers (4- 6 reviewers), which may include some suggested by the corresponding author of the manuscript. The authors may indicate specific individuals with conflict of interest and request to exclude these as reviewers. The section editor should take cognizance of the request, and generally the requests to exclude certain potential reviewers should be honored.
The potential reviewers suggested by the section editor will be contacted individually by the journal staff, to determine availability and agree for the reviewing of the manuscript within a stipulated period of time. Manuscript files will be sent to at least two expert reviewers. Reviewers will be asked to complete the review of the manuscript within two weeks and to return a short review form. The reviewer’s comments will be sent to the section editor. Based on the reviewers’ comments, the Section Editor recommends a course of action and communicates the reviews and recommendations to the Journal office for a final decision by one or both Chief Editors.