International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences
 
 
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Peer Review Process

Peer Review Process

 

Our Chief Editor/Managing Editor scrutinizes (Peer Review - First screening) of IJPBS of all submitted documents like manuscripts, cover letters, texts, figures like charts, tables and annexures submitted for publication in the Journal. This first screening includes ensure of reference style, within the scope of the journal, basic science relevance, basic structure viz: abstract, keyword, introduction etc. If the need for any changes is realized, authors are intimated about the requirements for the change. After relevant changes are made the authors have to resubmit the required documents. Assistant editor also checks for the content and concept of the manuscript and give his comment.

 

If the manuscript does not meet the required standard or if it is out of the scope of the IJPBS, it will be rejected. If the manuscript passes those above screening, provisional acceptance would be sent and the authors would be asked to submit a vouching certificate or written declaration by a suitable doctorate relevant to the subject of the manuscript that the manuscript is an original work of the author and fit for the international publication and that doctorate takes a personal responsibility for the originality and truth of the research work. This provisional acceptance does not guarantee complete acceptance as the comments from the following peer review needs to be rectified by the author.

 

Following this, the manuscript would be subjected to Double Blind peer review process. Qualified reviewers (Preferably Doctorates and sufficient experienced individuals either in research or academic or service) in the respective and relevant filed of the manuscript would be selected for the peer review. About 3 to 4 reviewers (Inclusive of advisory editorial board member) would be selected sent an invitation to review the manuscript. They can decline an offer if there is any conflict of interest with regard to the subject matter of the manuscript or for other reasons. On accepting they will be sent the manuscripts for reviewing. They are automatically bound by the policy of the Journal to strict confidentiality of their assignment and of the identities of the authors. The manuscript would be sent to them for peer review and also scrutinized for grammar, style and punctuations.

 

Reviewers are expected to be prompt in fulfilling all the requirements to complete their assignments. They must cooperate with the Editorial office in sticking to deadlines. They have to record their comments and suggestions in the given space in the manuscript. The reviewer are requested to make a fair and objective review of all the aspects expected of a research manuscript like, content, originality, relevance of the findings, data analysis and interpretation etc, offering constructive criticism and useful suggestions and recommendations. English language, grammatical error etc should also be considered by the reviewer for the suitability of the manuscript.

 

In order to facilitate an unbiased fair review of the manuscript, we follow double blind peer review process where, the identities of the peer reviewers and the authors are not disclosed to each other. Strict confidentiality is maintained in this regard until the manuscript is accepted and published. Only after publishing the manuscript, the list of reviewers would be published. The reviewer comments are sent to the author for revision or rectification and would be expected to sent back to the reviewer .This takes place until reviewer gives approval for the manuscript (with or without condition statement). Then the manuscript would be sent to the editor in chief/managing editor (Second screening) with the reviewer comments (with conditions (if any)) and author rectification and it is at this stage the final acceptance or rejection of the manuscript is decided, based on the comments of the peer review. On final acceptance of the manuscript, acceptance intimation would be sent to the author without much delay, but on rejection, editor in chief can decide to send the manuscript to another 2 reviewers (Reviewer 4 and reviewer 5) and if both accepts, the manuscript would be accepted for publication, but if both or either one of them rejects, the manuscript would be rejected and returned to the author with comments for rejection. In case the author is not satisfied with the decisions of the reviewers they are entitled to appeal against it with proper reasons and explanation for why the manuscript can be accepted. The editor in chief decides on reconsidering for second peer review process based on the author’s reasons and explanation.

 

Once the manuscript is finalized and all the review comments been rectified to the satisfaction of both the reviewer and editor, a pre-print proof with possible DOI is sent to the author for final proof correction and approval.

 

After proof corrections are done by the author on the final version (Preprint Proof) of the manuscript, the manuscript is formatted as PDF files for publication. We try our best to peer review screen the manuscript from submission till publication and any time if the manuscript is found defective in its content/breaching of embargo/unethical practice of the author etc, then rectification/explanation would be requested from the author and if not suitably rectified/explain, then the manuscript would be held from publishing.

 

In the case of a provisionally accepted manuscript, the IJPBS requests author to send a written declaration from a suitable doctorate of that field to send a declaration vouching that the manuscript is authentic and original .This doctorate person should not be any of the author of the manuscript. This declaration supports the originality of the manuscript along with our peer review and reflects the author’s credibility. After proof corrections are done by the author the final version of the manuscript is formatted as HTML, PDF files for publication.

 

Screening Guidelines

All reviewers, editorial board members selected for the peer review process for the respective manuscript will be sent “screening guidelines”. This guidelines helps to review the manuscript for any error or lacuna or technical/scientific/logic etc requisite. Reviewers are also free to review more than these screening guidelines provide but they are expected to review towards error free manuscript. This Screening guidelines is confidential for the reviewers and are available only for the review members.

 

Editor “Manuscript screening guidelines”

All members of the Editorial Board will follow the Manuscript screening guidelines. This is the key for an effective editorial process to be followed uniformly by all the members of the board. Details of this “Manuscript screening guidelines” are available only for the members.

 

All communications and information regarding the peer review process is kept strictly confidential. The members involved are expected to adhere to the policies that govern this confidentiality. The Journal would like to ensure that throughout the whole process of review all possible measures will be taken in order to publish the best deserving works.

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