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Peer Review Policy

Peer review is an essential component of scholarly research publishing. If peer review is not meant to detect fraud, what is its purpose? Unfortunately, there is no one text to which authors, reviewers or editors alike can refer. Peer review is an imprecise term and varies across disciplines. Authors wished to review papers relevant to their area of expertise. Despite various criticisms and a number of shortcomings, peer review is still the only widely accepted method for research validation. But the ways peer review is put into practice vary across journals and disciplines. 

IJESM employ post-publication double-blind peer review process, in which author(s) and reviewer(s) are unaware of the identity of each other, throughout the process for unbiased peer review process and reducing the amount of repeat research publication. Every article submitted to the journal is subjected to strict plagiarism check through software.
IJESM aims at rapid publication of high quality research while maintaining rigorous but sympathetic peer review process. Manuscripts (other than those that are of insufficient quality or unlikely to be competitive enough for publication) will be peer-reviewed by two or more experts in the fields, and a decision is returned to the authors in about one month. If due to special circumstance, the review process takes more time, authors will be informed by email. Manuscripts with significant results will be reviewed and published at the highest priority and speed. Possible decisions on a manuscript are:

• accepted as it is

• accepted after minor revision

• accepted after major revision

• rejected

If minor revision is required, authors should return a revised version as soon as possible within 15 days. If major revision is required, authors should return a revised version within 25 days.

These impartial reviewers are charged with carefully evaluating the quality of the submitted manuscript. Peer reviewers check the number of issues in the manuscript including assessing the validity of the research methodology and procedures. If appropriate, they may recommend revisions and re submission of an article. In other cases, they may recommend rejection for various reasons. But the final decision to publish is made by the Editor-in-Chief.

Papers must be submitted with the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or thesis) and are not currently under consideration by another journal published by or any other publisher. The submitting (corresponding) author is responsible for ensuring that the article's publication has been approved by all the other co-authors. It is also the authors' responsibility to ensure that the articles emanating from a particular institution are submitted with the approval of the necessary institution. Only an acknowledgment from the editorial office officially establishes and confirms the date of receipt. Further correspondence and proofs will be sent to the corresponding author(s) before publication unless otherwise indicated. It is a condition for submission of a paper that the authors permit editing of the paper for readability. All enquiries concerning the publication of accepted papers should be addressed to email id.

*This statement is based on internationally accepted Best Practice Guidelines for Journal