Editorial- Peer Review Process

Peer Review Party!!!

We believe in Peer Review and not Peer Rejection. You could send us your choice of Reviewers and we will select one out of it. We will also send the article to 2 external reviewers to make it a fair review. 

Manuscripts submitted to journals are privileged communications that are authors’ private, confidential property, and authors may be harmed by premature disclosure of any or all of a manuscript’s details.

Reviewers therefore should keep manuscripts and the information they contain strictly confidential. Reviewers must not publicly discuss authors’ work and must not appropriate authors’ ideas before the manuscript is published. Reviewers must not retain the manuscript for their personal use and should destroy copies of manuscripts after submitting their reviews.

Reviewers are expected to respond promptly to requests to review and to submit reviews within the time agreed. Reviewers’ comments should be constructive, honest, and polite.

Reviewers should declare their conflicts of interest and recuse themselves from the peer-review process if a conflict exists. Reviewers can either accept, reject or ask for revision.

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

  Editorial Review    7 days
  Peer review 2-4 weeks
  Time for authors to revise and send back the correction 3 weeks
  Final Decision 1 week
  Proofreading week 1 week
  Publication on website (XML and HTML) 1 week
  Publication (PDF)  2-4 weeks
   Print  At the end of the year

 The process is shown in the figure below:

OJS Editorial and Publishing Process