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Peer Review Process

Peer review is a process by which an author’s scholarly work is evaluated by independent experts in the same area to ensure that the article meets the accepted standards in the respective discipline for publication. Peer review is the heart and soul of quality publishing. Despite criticisms, peer review is the only widely accepted method for validating the quality of scholarly works. Reviewers play the most important role in scholarly publishing. Reviewers assist the editors and publishers to evaluate the quality of the manuscripts, reliability of findings, relevance to the field, and recommend the suitability of the article for the journal. It is an honour and privilege to be selected as a reviewer. It provides an opportunity for the reviewers to contribute towards maintaining standards in scholarly publishing.

All articles submitted to Innova Science are subjected to a single-blind peer review by the experienced researchers from a similar area of research. A single–blind peer review keeps the identity of the reviewer anonymous, but the authors’ names and affiliation are on the paper. The manuscripts are reviewed by at least two independent reviewers and the Editor-in-Chief takes the final decision on the acceptance of the manuscript or suggest revisions based on his/her assessments of the reviewer’s comments.

Peer Review Process Flow Chart