Email:     ISSN - 2790 - 7899       HEC Recognized 'Y' Category Journal

Initial Manuscript Evaluation

The editor first evaluates 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. The editor will usually inform authors of manuscripts rejection within two weeks of receipt. Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to at least two experts for review.

Type of Peer Review

This journal employs Double-blind reviewing, where both the referee and author remain anonymous throughout the process.

Selection of Reviewers

Reviewers are selected for the manuscript according to their expertise, reputation, experience, and qualification (having at least a PhD degree in a relevant field). JMAS gets reviewers' consent before sending them manuscripts for review. Our database is constantly being updated. The JMAS has a policy of using double-blind reviewing.

Author(s) may reject any potential reviewers on the grounds of conflict of interest.

Criteria for Referee Reports:

Referees are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:
• Is original
• Is methodologically sound
• Follows appropriate ethical guidelines
• Has results which are presented and support the conclusions
• Correctly references previous relevant work

Referees are not expected to correct or copyedit manuscripts. Language correction is not part of the peer-review process.

Review Process

Typically, the manuscript will be reviewed within three months. If the referees' reports contradict one another or a report is unnecessarily delayed, a further expert opinion will be sought. All our referees sign a conflict-of-interest statement. Revised manuscripts are usually returned to the initial referees within one week. Referees may request more than one revision of a manuscript.

If comments/evaluation of both experts is satisfactory, the paper is submitted to the Editorial Board for possible acceptance. Otherwise, it is returned to the author(s) for modification as suggested by the expert(s).

The revised paper submitted by the author(s) is again sent to the same experts for final comments if required. Upon unavailability of the initial reviewer, that manuscript will be sent to another reviewer for comments

The final comments of the experts/reviewers are submitted to the Editorial Board for final decision.

Final Report

A final decision to accept or reject the manuscript will be sent to the author and any recommendations made by the referees and may include comments by the referees. Furthermore, upon acceptance, authors will be required to submit the JMAS suggested author guidelines.

Editor's Decision is Final

Section editors would recommend a decision on a submitted manuscript based on reviewer reports to the editor. The editor is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article.