The quality and value of any academic journal rests on the quality of research submitted as well as the critiques of reviewers. The reviewer is the essential element of the process. One of the editor’s primary responsibilities is to create and maintain a high-quality, productive group of reviewers. Essential characteristics of quality reviewers include their subject-matter knowledge, professional judgment, constructiveness, an independent publication record, the ability to apply appropriate standards, the ability to write clearly—particularly when addressing complex issues—to both the submitting author(s) and the editor, and a willingness to work within the journal’s guidelines. The Journal’s Editor is responsible for assigning reviewers based on a number of factors including subject-matter expertise, the ability to provide reviews devoid of inappropriate bias, and the ability to help identify strengths and weakness of manuscripts with an eye toward developing both the submission and the contributing authors.
Reviewers are solicited through a number of methods including invitation, contact through special meetings or professional associations, contributing author recommendations, society membership, as a result of expertise in a relevant subject, or manuscript bibliographies.
IJIP welcomes and encourages qualified individuals to apply for Reviewer Status.
The review process begins with the manuscript submission by the author:
Initial stage primary evaluation of all manuscripts at the editor’s level to check following:
|1.1||Suspicious originality of the subject matter|
|1.2||Considerable errors as per needs of the subject|
|1.3||Errors in language in terms of construction, grammar, lack of clarity, etc|
|1.4||Length of the article, structure and other necessary matters|
|2.1||The article, if accepted in the stage 1, the same is forwarded to the review.|
|2.2||IJIP follows three reviewers blind review method for all subjects in anonymous mode.|
|2.3||The reviews are selected on the basis of their academic expertise and area of interest of their research.|
|2.4||The review basically focuses on:- Originality of the matter and academic ethics, discourage references without citation to the original author, structure of the article, statistical details and its requirement in the body of the article, presentation of the data, graphical presentation (if any), addition to the body of the knowledge in the subject, clear conclusion, etc.|
Positive reply and recommendation by the referee would forward the article for further processing.
|3.1||In case of suggestions and recommendations, the author is communicated the report and after satisfactory revision it is again forwarded to the reviewer for recommendation.|
|3.2||However, the editor’s decision is the final decision in terms of publication of the article.|
|3.3||The reviews are selected on the basis of their academic expertise and area of interest of their research.|
|3.4||The review process is time bound with clear and earnest aim and objective to publish quality articles for the subjects.|
Please complete the following information so that we may update our records regarding your contact information and areas of expertise. We appreciate your willingness to serve as a peer reviewer for IJIP. As you know, this is an integral element to the entire publication process. Thank You!
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