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IJBMR- EDITORIAL & PEER REVIEW PROCESS: TIME TABLE

The Editorial board at IJBMR follows a time table which is based on it's current workload and as far as possible tries to adhere to it.

 

1

Time from receiving manuscript to initial (provisional) approval/disapproval by editorial board

5-7 Days

2

Time from approval to completion of peer review Process

5-6 Weeks

3

Time for authors to send back the correction or explanations to comments by peer reviewers

5-7 Days

4

Time for final acceptance by the editorial board based on peer review process

25 Days

5

Time for authors to send in the final corrected draft

5-7 Days

6

Time for IJBMR to set up the article in its format

25 Days

7

Time for authors to do the final proof reading

5 Days

8

Time for IJBMR to do the proof read changes

2 Days

 

9

After final proof corrected – send the final published author copy

1 Weeks

10

Time for IJBMR to Publish the Online First version

20-30 Days

 

The manuscripts will be reviewed for possible publication on the understanding that they are being submitted only to one journal at one time and have not been published, simultaneously submitted, or accepted for publication elsewhere.

The following is the editorial workflow that every manuscript submitted to the journal undergoes during the course of the peer-review process.

The entire editorial workflow is performed using the online IJBMR Pre Publishing Manuscript Management System. Once a manuscript is submitted, the manuscript is assessed by a Screening Editor for originality of work, Serious scientific flaws and plagiarism.

Thereafter the article is handed over to the Editor based on the subject of the manuscript and the availability of the Editors. They then assess the article and inform the author if the article has been accepted for peer review or has been rejected. If rejected, the corresponding author will be informed via an email.

If the Editor determines that the submitted manuscript is of sufficient quality and falls within the scope of the journal, they assign the manuscript to a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 external reviewers for peer-review. The reviewers submit their reports in the standard format ( provided to them by the IJBMR ) to the Editor and also grade the article.

  • Exceptional quality article
  • High quality article
  • Good quality article
  • Fair quality article
  • Unacceptable in present form
  • Unacceptable in any form

When all reviewers have submitted their reports, the Editor can makes one of the following editorial recommendations:

  • Accept As Is
  • Accept after Minor Changes
  • Requires Moderate Revision:
  • Consider after Major Changes
  • Submit To Another Publication Such As:
  • Reject

There after the authors are notified to prepare and submit a final copy of their manuscript with the required changes as suggested by the reviewers.

The Editor reviews the revised manuscript after the changes have been made by the authors. Once the Editor is satisfied with the final manuscript, the manuscript can be accepted.

The editorial workflow gives the Editors the authority in rejecting any manuscript because of inappropriateness of its subject, lack of quality, or incorrectness of its results. The Editor cannot assign himself/herself as an external reviewer of the manuscript. This is to ensure a high-quality, fair, and unbiased peer-review process of every manuscript submitted to the journal, since any manuscript must be recommended by one or more (usually two or more) external reviewers along with the Editor in charge of the manuscript in order for it to be accepted for publication in the journal.

The peer-review process is double blinded, i.e., the reviewers do not know who the authors of the manuscript are and the authors do not have access to the information of who the peer-reviewers are.  A due acknowledgment for the researchers who have performed the peer-review process for one or more of the manuscripts in the past is made on the journal website. Without the significant contributions made by these researchers, the publication of the journal would not be possible.