CJST operates a double blind review process that is an important aspect of the publication of an article. It helps an editor in making decision on an article and enables the author to improve the manuscript.
The review process is an important aspect of the publication process of an article. It helps an editor in making decision on an article and enables the author to improve the manuscript. CJST operates a blind peer review system. Before accepting to review a manuscript, reviewers should ensure that the manuscript is within their area of expertise, and they can dedicate the appropriate time for the work.
All manuscripts are reviewed by an editor and members of the Editorial Board or qualified external reviewers. Decisions will be made within two weeks and reviewers’ comments will be sent to the authors shortly after submission. The editorial board will re-review manuscripts that are accepted pending revision.
Author(s) identity is removed from the manuscript and it is hidden from the reviewers during the review process. The reviewers are left with only the manuscript without any information that might enable him/her uncover the identity of the author(s). Any information in the acknowledgement and declaration of conflict of interest that may lead to the uncovering of the identity of the author is also removed from the manuscript prior to sending it to reviewers. Reviewers make one of the following recommendations: Accept as it is, requires minor corrections, requires moderate revision, requires major revision, or reject. The editor has the authority to “Accept” or “Reject” a manuscript. If it is accepted, a Certificate of Acceptance is issued to the author(s), and the manuscripts are processed for publication. If it is rejected, the author(s) are informed about the decision and no further processing is done on the manuscript. If it requires improvement, it is sent to the author(s) with the editor’s recommendation for further revision. The editor makes a final decision on the revised one to “Accept” or “Reject” it.