Peer Review Process

The peer review process is one of the important step publication process. All manuscripts submitted to International Journal of Preventive and Public Health Sciences (IJPPHS) undergoes extensive peer review by our Editorial Board Members and blind reviews by a of 2 reviewers. Following is the editorial workflow:

Initial Evaluation

Once we receive a manuscript, our Editorial Office runs a plagiarism check and screens the manuscript to decide whether or not it should be sent for peer review. It is therefore very important for authors to make sure that their manuscript is well written and is of high quality. During the initial screening, our Editorial Assistant mainly checks the following criteria’s:

  1. Does the manuscript fits within the journal’s scope?
  2. Is the content of the manuscript is good enough to make it worth reviewing?
  3. Is the manuscript compliant with the journal’s Instructions for Authors?

If manuscript fails to meet the journal's requirements, it is immediately rejected at this stage itself.

Peer Review

After manuscripts clear the initial screening, they are assigned to one of the Editor. The Editor will send the manuscript to a minimum of 2 reviewers for peer review process. Reviewers submit the evaluation results along with their recommendations as one of the following actions:

  1. Accept
  2. Minor Revision
  3. Major Revision
  4. Reject & Resubmit
  5. Reject

We have a double blinded peer-review process. We try our best to adhere to the guidelines laid out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). We also forward the guidelines to our reviewers to ensure the highest ethical standards of evaluation.

Final Decision

Once the reviewers have submitted their comments, the editor will be notified. The editor will then send their recommendations to Editor-in-Chief. The Editor-in-Chief delivers and informs the author of the final decision.

If the manuscript is conditionally accepted, authors will be required to revise their manuscript according to the Editor’s suggestions and submit a revised version of their manuscript for further evaluation.

Our Editorial Workflow allows editors to reject manuscripts due to a number of reasons including inappropriateness of the subject, lack of quality, or incorrectness of the results. We ensure high quality and unbiased peer-review by sending the manuscript for evaluation to a range of reviewers in different parts of the world.