GUIDELINE FOR PEER REVIEW (Double-blind review)
Stage 1: Preliminary review
After receiving manuscript from author, the contents and formats of the manuscript according to the journal’s guidelines will be considered by the Secretariat Board.
- If the manuscript meets the standards, the Journal will send the author a notice of receiving the manuscript for inclusion in the review process.
- If the manuscript does not meet the guidelines, there are two ways: (1) the manuscript can be edited and reviewed, the editor will return it to allow the author to edit to meet the prescribed standards; (2) The manuscript cannot be edited further / The article, though satisfying but has fundamental mistakes in academic terms or the content contrary to the principles, purpose, scope of the Journal, the Editor will send rejection into the review process.
Stage 2: Peer review
The satisfied manuscript will be assigned to the Editor-in-Chief for screening. The good manuscript will be sent to reviewer for double-blind review (maybe 1 or 2 reviewers). The peer reviewers will work seriously to comment on manuscript based on many specific criteria to evaluate it. The conclusion of the review stage can be:Accepted: Good quality manuscript, can be published, not edited or just edited for words, spelling.Asked for Revise: The manuscript needs to be edited about the content / structure to review again. After receiving comments from the peer reviewer(s), the authors need to revise their manuscript according to reviewer’s comments and send it back to the Secretariat for review until the reviewer(s) comes to a conclusion: Accept or reject.Rejected : The low quality manuscript should be rejected.After receiving comments from the peer reviewer(s), the authors need to revise their manuscript according to reviewer’s comments and send it back to the Secretariat for review until the reviewer(s) comes to a conclusion: Accept or reject.- Time for reviewers to read and return comments: From 15 to 30 days, counting from the date the Secretariat sends to each reviewer. For complicated studies, the review period can be as long as 30 days or 45 days. (In some special cases, the Editor may request the Reviewer to give urgent comments).- Time for author to edit and re-submit the manuscript: 15 days, counting from the date the Secretariat sent the comment to the author (in special cases, the Editorial Office may request the author to edit and resend urgently).- Time to complete the review stage: From 1 to 2 months, counting from the time the Secretariat announces the receipt and put it into the review process until there is a decision on the status of the manuscript.
Stage 3: Publish
Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail with a link to our online or attachment of the proof system, allowing annotation and correction of proofs online. We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication. Please check carefully before replying, as inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility.
The Office will send the author a notice of approval to put the manuscript on the waiting list for publication. In the event that the author needs a manuscript published confirmation, the Secretariat will give the author a confirmation before the publication period is due.