Peer-review Process

IJSSER uses a double-blind peer review method to ensure the quality of the material and academic standards. Initially, the editorial manager will check the submission to check ether the submission follows the ethical standards and guidelines of the journal. Submissions that do not fit with ethics and journal standards will be rejected before peer review.  If the manuscript passes these standards, all submissions will be reviewed by the journal's editor first, based on the scope and suitability of the journal. Following the double-blind peer review process, the editor journal is responsible for deciding 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 will receive all relevant comments. Please keep in mind that highly skilled and expert reviewers will review all submissions. 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, techniques, and significant findings advancements are extensively considered 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 previously coauthored work with the author nor connected with the author's institution. 

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

Timeliness and Publication Volume 

The IJSSER’s peer review timeliness and publication volume can be essentially defined as follows:

 Publication Volume 

1 vol, 4 Issue /year

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 weeks


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 (

Acceptance Rate

The current acceptance rate of IJSSER is around 30%.


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