Understand Peer Review

Peer Review

Learn what happens between submission and decision. JIEP offers insight into peer review and the decision-making process for papers.

Source: Information for Authors, Section 4

About Peer Review

Peer review is vital to the quality of published research. Trans. JIEP requires all papers go through the peer review process before publication.

How does it work?

Peer review is a process in which a scientific paper is evaluated by a group of experts in the same field to make sure it meets the necessary standards for acceptance and publication.

Editorial board of Trans. JIEP will appoint reviewer. Editorial board of Trans. JIEP is ultimately responsible for the selection of every accepted paper.
Single-blind-peer-review which the names of the reviewers are not shared with the author but the reviewers are aware of the author’s identity is used for Trans. JIEP review process.
Ensure reviewers to evaluate papers honestly and impartially.

What Are Reviewers Looking For?

Learn what is important during peer review. Make sure to cover all the topics in your paper.

During the peer review process for Technical papers and Short notes, reviewers look for:

  1. Scope: Is the paper appropriate for the scope of Trans. JIEP?
  2. Validity: Is the study well designed and executed?
  3. Novelty: Is this original material distinct from previous publications?
  4. Advancement: Is this a significant contribution to the field?
  5. Data: Are the data reported, analyzed, and interpreted correctly?
  6. Compliance: Are all ethical and publication requirements met?
  7. Clarity: Are the ideas expressed clearly, concisely, and logically?

During the peer review process for a Tutorial paper, reviewers look for:

  1. Scope: Is the paper appropriate for the scope of Trans. JIEP?
  2. Contents: Is its writing style and structure well thought out so that it is a credible and objective summary of cutting-edge trends and fully understood by the reader?

Peer Review Decisions

Trans. JIEP peer review occurs within a fixed window of time. All authors are notified of the peer review decision on their paper.

You may receive one of three possible decisions:

  • Accept: Your paper will be published without edits. You may be asked to transfer a copyright.
  • Accept with revision: Your paper will be accepted after you implement edits suggested by the reviewers. You will be asked to provide a revised version.
  • Reject: Your paper will not be presented at Trans. JIEP.
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