Peer Review Process

Peer-Review process

All submitted manuscripts will be evaluated and reviewed according to the following evaluation schedule.
Initial review (Editorial check): All submitted manuscripts, right after their submission to the Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics will be evaluated by Editors for being according to the journal scope and format. This evaluation can take 20 days of submission.
Reviewer's Evaluation: Selected manuscripts after initial review, will be sent to a minimum of two blind reviewers (Double-blind peer review) assigned by Editor-in-Chief. This process may take a minimum of 30 days.
Post Editorial Evaluation: After receiving the reviewers's comments, editors evaluate the manuscripts considering the comments and decide their first decision. This process takes 10 days and then authors are informed regarding the editorial decision.

The following is the editorial workflow that every manuscript submitted to the journal undergoes during the course of the peer review process.


 

Once a manuscript is submitted for publication, the manuscript is checked by the journal’s editorial office to ensure the files are complete and that the relevant metadata are in order. 

The manuscript is then sent to the editor-in chief who assesses the suitability of the manuscript in terms of scope and quality and, if appropriate, invites a number of potential reviewers to provide a peer review report – the editor-in chief can reject a manuscript prior to review if they deem it unsuitable for the journal. Based on reports submitted by the reviewers, the editor-in chief makes one of the following recommendations:

·   Reject

·   Major Revision

·   Minor Revision

·   Publish

If the editor-in chief recommends “Reject”, the authors are sent any review reports that have been received and are notified that their manuscript will no longer be considered for publication in the journal.

If the editor-in chief recommends “Major Revision”, the authors are notified of the editor's request that they prepare and submit an updated version of their manuscript with the necessary changes suggested by the reviewers and editor. This might require new data to be collected or substantial revision of the text. The manuscript is then reassessed by one or more of the original reviewers before the editor-in chief makes a new recommendation.

If the editor-in chief recommends “Minor Revision”, the authors are notified of the editor's request that they prepare and submit a revised copy of their manuscript with the required minor changes suggested by the reviewers. Once satisfied with the final manuscript, optionally having sought further advice from one or more of the reviewers, the editor-in chief can recommend “Publish”.

If the editor-in chief recommends “Publish”, the manuscript will undergo a final check by the editorial office in order to ensure that the manuscript and its review process adhere to the journal’s guidelines and policies. The authors will then be notified of the manuscript’s acceptance.

- A formal letter of acceptance is issued by the Journal’s Editorial office for the accepted papers.

- The papers are published in the journal based on “first come first served” policy.