Peer Review Process
The manuscripts submitted to Journal “Research in Education and Rehabilitation” will be reviewed for possible publication on the understanding that they have been submitted only to “Research in Education and Rehabilitation” and have not been published or accepted for publication elsewhere.
Once a manuscript is submitted to Journal “Research in Education and Rehabilitation”, it is sent to an reviewers who will give the necessary recommendations according to which the article is published unaltered or is sent back to the author for corrections as advised by the reviewer, or rejected. The author is informed regarding the same. Once the article is fit for publication it is published both in print and online journal.
The peer-review process is double blinded, i.e., the reviewers do not know who the authors of the manuscript are and the authors do not have access to the information of who the peer-reviewers are.
The peer review process can be summarized into some steps.
- Submission of Paper
The corresponding or submitting author submits the paper to the journal. This is usually by email.
- Editorial Office Assessment
The journal checks the paper’s composition and arrangement against the journal’s Author
Guidelines to make sure it includes the required sections and stylizations. The quality of the paper
is not assessed at this point.
- Appraisal by the Editor in Chief
The EIC checks that the paper is appropriate for the journal and is sufficiently original and
interesting. If not, the paper may be rejected without being reviewed any further.
- Invitation to Reviewers
The editor sends invitations to reviewer(s).
- Response to Invitations
Potential reviewers consider the invitation against their own expertise, conflicts of interest and
availability. They then accept or decline. If possible, when declining, they might also suggest
- Review is Conducted
Manuscript will sent to an external reviewers who will give the necessary recommendations
according to which the article is published unaltered or is sent back to the author for corrections as
advised by the reviewer, or rejected.
- Journal Evaluates the Reviews
The handling editor considers all the returned reviews before making an overall decision.
- The Decision is Communicated
The editor sends a decision email.