3. The review and acceptance process

The journal takes an objective and constructive approach to peer review. Research papers submitted to the journal undergo the blind peer review process. Submissions in for the other sections will be open reviewed as mentioned in the earlier section. Research papers first undergo a ‘desk review’ by the editorial team to evaluate its fit and relevance to the journal objectives, use of interdisciplinary approach and methodology. Upon successful desk review, two reviewers are assigned for each submission for a double blind review. The identity of the reviewers and the authors are not disclosed to either party. The reviewers are independent experts. Based on the reviewer’s comments, the editor will inform the decision of ‘as is acceptance’, ‘rejection’ or ‘acceptance on conditions’ to the author. The feedback of the peer review process offers the authors a chance to improve their work.

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