Peer Review Process

 | Post date: 2018/06/13 | 

Peer review process

   All manuscripts submitted to JCHR will undergo double blind peer-review process. When a manuscript is submitted at this journal website or sent to its E-mail, it will be checked to see if it meets the basic editorial requirements. Later, the manuscript will enter the double blind peer-review process, which will last four weeks in maximum. At this stage, the reviewers check if the study is scientifically credible and ethically appropriate with regard to its scope and methods. They will check if the study was conducted appropriately and analyzed properly. Later, the manuscript will be sent to three referees; one from the in-office and two out-of-office, for the review. Consequently, the corresponding author will be informed about the referee’s remarks: Accepted to publish, Rejected, or Requires revision. Authors can communicate with the editor-in-chief, if they do not wish their manuscript to be reviewed by a particular reviewer due to potential conflicts of interest. The corresponding author can also suggest three expert referees along with their names, affiliation, academic degree, postal address, telephone, and email address. However, the final decision is made by the editor-in-chief to accept the recommendations. It should be noted that the recommended referees should not be from the same institution or university. They also should not be from the same institution or university of the authors. 
A manuscript is rejected in the case that at least two reviewers send negative comments about it. The editorial board of the journal, reserves the right to accept or reject the article at any stage and any time or delete a part of the text, tables or figures, if necessary. The editorial board of the journal makes the final decision about each manuscript within a month at maximum and the corresponding author will be informed about the decision immediately.
 JCHR considers appeals in the case of rejected manuscripts. In this situation, authors are required to prove that the decision on their manuscript was flawed or not in line with the journal’s policies. To this end, authors should provide a detailed point-by-point response to all the questions raised by reviewers. Authors should not provide a revised manuscript during the appeal since all decisions made on appeals. Please note that: 1) the final decision process on appeals may last longer than the original submissions and 2) appeals must be made within 30 days of the reject decision.
 In the following figure the peer-review process of a manuscript id depicted:

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