Peer Review Process
Peer review is a participatory process that permits manuscripts submitted to JSEHR to be evaluated and commented upon by independent experts in the same field of research. Peer Review Process is employed to uphold the quality and validity of individual articles and JSEHR that publishes them. This unbiased process is usually conducted by some experts who are not a member of Editorial staff and are named as Reviewers. The Reviewers get involved in a Double Blind Review process in which both the reviewer and the author are anonymous and to make possible a critical but unbiased condition. The main purpose of reviewing is assisting the Editors to make a decision on which manuscript is sufficiently qualified for publication, however, it's so bestead in improving the correctness, completeness and clarity of reviewed manuscripts.
Authors can submit their manuscript to the Journal of safety, environment and Health Research (JSEHR) only via its online submission system. Also some supplementary files including 'conflict of interest disclosure form', 'covering letter' and 'copyright transfer agreement' Must be accompanied with the manuscript.
In order to make efficient use of reviewers’ and editors’ time, those submitted manuscripts that sound unlikely to be published due to the journal policies will be returned to authors without review. Hence all submitted manuscripts would not enter to the Peer review process and it creates a good opportunity for authors to submit the manuscript to another journal without delay. Furthermore submissions that are out of the Journal's scope or are of an unacceptably low quality may be rejected before review.
Three experts will be selected to review each accepted manuscript in according to their expertise. The assistance of statistics specialists is used to certify soundness of statistical reasoning in manuscript where applicable. Then editors make editorial decisions based on the manuscript’s validity and consistency, as advised by the peer reviewers. Reviewers are also requested whether the article is accurate and coherent, the topic interesting and the writing of an acceptable quality. The final decision is made on the basis that peer reviewers are in line with one another, or that at least there is no strong dissenting viewpoint. Advice is sought from an editorial board member or a researcher of similar standing, in some cases where there is strong disagreement, either within the peer review or between the authors and the peer reviewers. The following Flow Diagram illustrates the Peer Review Process: