Double-Blind Review Policy

All papers submitted to JK6EM double-blind review process by which both reviewers and author’s identity is not disclosed to each other in order to ensure independent review and avoid any conflict of interests.

Duration of Review and Publication

The journal has taken appropriate measures to speed up the review process yet without compromising on the quality of the publication. The first step is desk review where a paper is screened by the chief editor himself and assigned to the editorial board. This normally takes 10-15 days after submission. The task here includes checking the similarity score, appropriateness of the study with journal scope and objectives. Email is sent to the corresponding author regarding the decision of this initial screening usually within 4 weeks.

After a paper goes through initial screening successfully, the paper undergoes a review process by the peers, in the second step, by which it is sent to two reviewers who are experienced academics in the area of research the paper focuses on. These reviewers make comments on originality, contribution, appropriateness of flow of discussion, and references cited in the study.

After this step, review reports are sent to all authors of the paper with a letter of acceptance conditioned to the fulfillment of revisions in due time or rejection/excuse. This step usually takes another 30-45 days. The third step is about sending a revised copy to the copy editors who look at proofreading and editing of the paper and their report is sent to the corresponding author as well.

Authors are requested to submit the proofread/edited copy of the paper within 1-4 weeks after which the paper is sent for production. The print copy is sent to the corresponding author on request after publication. The journal has introduced an early online production system by which the advance copy of the paper is published and available online before the hard copy publication.