Peer Review Process

Peer review is an integral part of scientific publishing that confirms the validity of the science reported. Peer-reviewers are experts who volunteer their time to help improve the journal manuscripts they review-they offer authors free advice.

Key characteristics of peer review process are listed below:

  • All research articles are reviewed by at least two qualified experts.
  • All publication decisions are made by the journal’s Editors-in-Chief on the basis of the reviews
  • Members of the Editorial Board lend insight, advice and guidance to the Editor-in-Chief generally and to assist decision making on specific submissions

 

-   Initial manuscript evaluation 

All submitted manuscripts to KBDI journals are read by the editorial staff. To save time for authors and peer-reviewers, only those papers that seem most likely to meet our editorial criteria are sent for formal review. Those papers judged by the editors to be of insufficient general interest or otherwise inappropriate are rejected promptly without external review (although these decisions may be based on informal advice from specialists in the field).

-   Type of peer review 

KBDI journals employ double blind reviewing, where both the referee and author remain anonymous throughout the process.

-   Selecting peer reviewers

Reviewer selection is critical to the publication process, and we base our choice on many factors, including expertise, reputation, specific recommendations and our own previous experience of a reviewer's characteristics.

Reviewers should bear in mind that these messages contain confidential information, which should be treated as such.

-   How long does the review process take? 
Typically the manuscript will be reviewed within 4 weeks.

-   Final report 

A final decision to accept or reject the manuscript will be sent to the author along with any recommendations made by the referees, and may include verbatim comments by the referees.

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