Peer Review Process

This journal follows double blind review method preserving the reciprocal academic appreciation, respect and impartiality between authors and reviewers.

The practice of peer review is to ensure that good science is published. It is a collegial process at the heart of good scholarly publishing and is carried out on all reputable scientific journals. Our referees therefore play a vital role in maintaining the high standards of TISER and all manuscripts are peer reviewed following the procedure outlined below.

The similarity rates of the manuscripts to be uploaded to the system must be 20% or lower. Studies that have similarities over this ratio will not be evaluated. The Editor In Chief, Editors or Asistant Editors first evaluate all manuscripts. Those rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, have poor grammar or English language, or are outside the aims and scope of the journal. If the Editor judges the paper not to be appropriate for the Journal, the Editor will send an email with that advice in two week.

All manuscripts submitted to the at least 2 experts for review. The reviewers are asked to evaluate manuscripts in 4 weeks. In case health problems or workload of reviewers or the major revisions are needed, this period may take an additional month after the notification is submitted to the journal.

This journal employs double blind reviewing, where both the reviewer and author remain anonymous throughout the process. Reviewers are matched to the paper according to their expertise. We welcome suggestions for reviewers from the author though these recommendations may or may not be used. Reviewers are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:

– Is original

– Is methodologically sound

– Follows appropriate ethical guidelines

– Has results which are clearly presented and support the conclusions

– Correctly references previous relevant work.

Typically the manuscript will be reviewed within 3 or 4 months. Reviewers may request more than one revision of a manuscript.  A final decision to accept or reject the manuscript will be sent to the author along with any recommendations made by the reviwers, and may include verbatim comments by the referees. Reviewers advise the Editors, who are responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article. When a decision for publication or rejection is made, the first author or author designated to receive correspondence is notified.

If one of the reviewers is positive and the other is negative, the manuscript is sent to a third member, then, the Editor or the Assistant Editor will give their final decision by examining the reports of all referees. The author(s) should respond to Editor’s and Associated Editor’s comments in a professional and timely manner. If the author(s) does/do not agree with the criticism and suggestions, they have the right to appeal with reasons. Manuscripts not accepted for publication will be returned to the author(s).

The author(s) should take collective responsibility for submitted and published work. TISER guarantees that no publication fees from any library or reader to access the electronic articles will be charged. The author(s) is/ are aware that their submission will be automatically checked for plagiarism. The author(s) is/are aware that papers remain permanently archived, accessible and citable.