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Reviewers play a pivotal role in scholarly publishing, and their valuable opinions certify the quality of the article under consideration. Peer review helps to ratify research, establishing a standard for evaluation within research communities.

IJCANS accepts the electronic forms research articles, short communication works and it is a peer reviewed journal which is one in which each feature article has been examined by people with credentials in the article's field of study before it is published. In "double blind" peer review, neither the author nor the reviewers know each other’s identities.

After initial evaluation, the manuscripts are sent two referees which are determined by editor and/or editorial board. If necessary, the number of referees can be increased by editor or Editorial Board. The referees are chosen from referee board according to their expertise.

Referees are asked to evaluate the manuscript’s originality, methodology, contribution to the literature, presentation of results and support for the conclusions, and appropriate referencing of previous relevant studies. Referees' evaluations usually include an explicit recommendation of what to do with the manuscript or proposal, often chosen from options provided by the journal or funding agency. Most recommendations are along the lines of the following:

  • To unconditionally accept the manuscript.
  • To accept it with minor revision.
  • To accept it, but with major revision,
  • To reject it, but encourage revision and invite resubmission,
  • To completely reject it.

When a revision is required by the referee or referees, the author(s) are to consider the criticism and suggestions offered by the referees, and they should be sent back the revised version of manuscript in 7 days. Revised manuscripts returned after 7-days will be considered as a new submissions and peer review process is started from the beginning. Referees may request more than one revision of a manuscript. Manuscripts which are not accepted for publication are not re-sent to their authors.

Here's how peer review works:

  1. Author submits manuscript.
  2. Editor's Assistant performs quality checks to ensure author's manuscript meets journal submission requirements.
  3. Potential Reviewers are assigned and contacted.
  4. Reviewers review manuscript.
  5. Editor makes decision to accept, request revisions, or reject.
  6. If decision is a revision, Author revises manuscript and submits revision.
  7. Editor makes new decision.
  8. Author contacted with decision.
  9. Steps 6–8 repeated as necessary until Editor makes final decision.
  10. When paper is accepted, manuscript enters production system.
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