Peer review process

Peer Review Process

The Journal of Science and Technology Research (JSTR) follows a double-blind peer review process to ensure the highest quality of published research articles. The peer review process is as follows:

  1. Initial Screening: All submitted manuscripts undergo an initial screening by the editorial team to ensure they meet the basic requirements, such as adherence to formatting guidelines, relevance to the journal's scope, and compliance with ethical standards.
  2. Editor Assignment: If the manuscript passes the initial screening, it is assigned to a member of the JSTR Editorial Board or an external subject matter expert who is not part of the board.
  3. Peer Review: The assigned editor selects at least two independent reviewers with expertise in the relevant field to conduct a double-blind peer review. Both the reviewers and the authors remain anonymous to each other throughout the process.
  4. Reviewer Evaluation: The reviewers critically evaluate the manuscript based on the following criteria:
    • Originality and significance of the research
    • Soundness of the methodology and experimental design
    • Validity and accuracy of the results and analyses
    • Clarity and coherence of the presentation
    • Relevance to the journal's scope and contribution to the field
  5. Decision and Feedback: Based on the reviewers' comments and recommendations, the assigned editor makes a decision to accept, request revisions, or reject the manuscript. Detailed feedback from the reviewers is provided to the authors, regardless of the decision.
  6. Revision and Re-evaluation: If revisions are requested, the authors must address the reviewers' comments and resubmit the revised manuscript. The revised version then undergoes another round of peer review to ensure the concerns have been adequately addressed.
  7. Final Decision: Once the manuscript meets the required standards, the assigned editor makes the final decision to accept the article for publication in JSTR.
  8. Publication: Accepted articles undergo professional copyediting and typesetting before being published in the journal.

Throughout the peer review process, JSTR maintains strict confidentiality and adheres to ethical guidelines to ensure the integrity and impartiality of the review process. The double-blind peer review system helps to minimize potential biases and ensures that articles are evaluated solely based on their scientific merit and contribution to the field.