Peer Review Policy

All submitted manuscripts are first screened by the Chief Editor before it is send for peer review. The criteria used to evaluate the manuscripts include original material, appropriate study methods including approval of Ethics Committee (in case of original research), practice changing, conclusions are reasonable and if the topic is of interest to readers. Aside from this, the manuscript is also evaluated to see if it conforms to the journal criteria as provided in the Information for Authors.

Manuscripts that do not meet the above requirements for publication may be rejected at this time.

Other manuscripts are sent to reviewers for peer review.

The selection of reviewers is done by the Editor based on their expertise in the same field as that of the concerned paper, their availability, and also avoiding any possible conflict of interest. The names of the reviewers are not disclosed to the authors.

The reviewers are required to evaluate the accuracy of the research, quality, whether it is based on sound scientific reasoning, is original and relevant. They then provide feedback on the manuscript suggesting improvements and also make a recommendation to the editor about whether to accept the manuscript for publication, reject or suggest changes to the manuscript. The final decision rests with the Chief Editor.