Peer review, also known as refereeing, is a synergic process that allows manuscripts submitted to a journal to be assessed and commented upon by independent experts within the same field of research.
The evaluation and critique generated from peer review brings authors with feedback to improve their work and critically, allows the editor to assess the paper’s propriety for publication in the journal.
There is a great deal of information out there on scientific topics. However, whether it can be trusted or not is a key issue at present. The main question that often emerges in this aspect is about the review process adopted to refine the articles for publication. One of the most admissible and proven process adopted in majority reputed international journals is peer reviewing.
The peer review process may adopt one of the following forms:
Single-blind review the reviewer's name is not disclosed to the author.
Double-blind review the identity of the reviewers and the authors are not disclosed to either party.
Open review no identities are concealed; author and reviewer names are disclosed.
Post-publication open review comments, normally mediated by the editor, can be posted by readers and reviewers after the article has been published.
Single- and double-blind review are still the most commonly used methods of peer review.
Peer-review at Pubtexto Open Access
Pubtexto Open Access follows double-blind review system for review and evaluation of quality, validity and relevance of scholarly research. Our commitment is evidenced by this declaration of Peer Review Integrity, common to all our journals.
The peer review process starts with the researcher when the researcher writes a paper, if it is ready then he chooses one journal suitable for his research and submit it to the editor of the journal. When the journal editor receives the article he checks the quality of paper and plagiarism. He will either accept or reject it based upon uniqueness.
If the paper is accepted then it will assign to reviewers for review by the editor or editorial board members. The assigned reviewers check the article, whether it is suitable for his knowledge and area of research.
He will accept or reject to review. If accepted he will review the article and the article is returned to the editor along with a recommendation to either reject, revise or accept it. The article is returned to the author along with the reviewer's feedback to revise the article. Author revised the article and send back to the editor. The editor receives the revised article and makes the final decision to publish or not. Accepted articles are published in the journal.
NOTE: If the article is rejected at any step of the review process then it will send back to the author.