Peer-review Process

IJSSER uses a double-blind peer review method to ensure the quality of the material and academic standards. Initially, the submission will be checked by the editorial manager to check ether the submitted follow the ethical standards and guidelines of the journal. The submission that does not fit with ethics and journal standards will be rejected before peer-review.  If the manuscript pass these standards then all submissions will be reviewed by the editor of the journal first, based on the scope and suitability of the journal. Following the double-blind peer review process, the editor journal is responsible for making the ultimate decision on whether the manuscript should be accepted or rejected. After the initial process, two experts will be assigned as a reviewer. Editors will acknowledge the reviewers' judgments based on their publishing eligibility. The authors will be notified of the review results and receive all relevant comments. Please keep in mind that extremely skilled and expert reviewers will review all submissions. Thus the review decision may take up to 8-10 weeks. IJSSER is accepting manuscripts through the OJS online submission system. This system enables us to make the review process simple and quick. The submissions characterized as new information, framework, discoveries, under theories, technique, and major advancements in findings are given great consideration by the editors of IJSSER.

Double-Blind peer-review

The IJSSER uses a double-blind peer review method, which implies that the authors' names are hidden from the reviewers and vice versa. Only the article's main body (title, abstract, introduction, literature, methodology, discussion, and conclusion) will be provided to the reviewers.

Please provide the following information separately for this purpose: title, author details (including name, affiliation, email address, phone number, ORICID, acknowledgements, and any Declaration of Interest declaration, etc.).

Reviewers’ Criteria

Reviewers are carefully chosen based on the following criteria:

-A PhD or advanced professional certification is required.

-A recognized specialist in a related subject (as per the submission and journal scope)

-Publications in prestigious academic research journals

-Never coauthored work with the author before and not connected with the author's institution.

-A thorough grasp of methodology, data analysis, and execution of outcomes is required.

Following Steps in Peer Review Process

The IJSSER’s peer review process can be essentially defined as follows:

Time to First Decision

1 week

Review Time

2-3 weeks

Authors communication

1 week

Time to submit the review

2-3 weeks

Production of paper

1 week

Publication Time

4-6 week

Editors Decision

Based on the feedback from the Reviewers, the Editors will make one of the following decisions:

Accept: Without any additional adjustments, the text can move on to the next step of the editing process.

Minor Revisions: The paper has promise for publication, but it requires certain modifications before it can be considered for publishing.

Major Revisions: The manuscript has publication potential, but it requires specific modifications from the reviewers before it can be considered for publication.

Resubmit for Review: The manuscript has publication potential, but it requires significant modifications before it can be considered for publication and resubmitted to the concerned reviewer. In this case, authors can reply to the comments from the reviewer.

Reject: The manuscript is not appropriate for publishing in this journal.

Publication: Following the final decision, the authors will receive the final galley proof file, and after the galley proof, the manuscript will be published on the IJSSER website (ijsser.com).

Acceptance Rate
The current acceptance rate of IJSSER is around 30%.