Submitted manuscripts should undergo the following process:
1. The journal editor initially screens the manuscript submitted if it fits with the journal’s aims and scope; if it is of interest to the readers; and if it is in conformity with the journal’s Author’s Guidelines.
2. If the manuscript passed the initial screening, the journal editor will assign the paper to three reviewers who are ideally experts in their field, have a good track record of producing high quality reviews, and are willing to do the task. However, if the manuscript failed in the initial screening, it will be rejected. The author/s will be informed in both cases.
3. The whole peer review process will take 3-4 weeks. The reviewers will submit their specific and detailed reports to the journal editor.
4. The editorial board will decide if the submitted manuscript will be accepted for publication depending on the feedback given by the reviewers.
Acceptance of Paper for Publication
The review output will be one of the following decisions:
Accept--A paper is accepted if all or at least two-thirds majority of the reviewers rate a paper as acceptable.
Accept with minor revisions--This decision means that the paper requires minor changes for it to be accepted.
Accept with major revisions--A manuscript needs to be substantially improved before it can be accepted. The author has to submit the revised manuscript along with a point-by-point response to the reviewer comments.
Reject--This is an outright rejection decision, and in most cases, the journal will not publish the paper or reconsider it even if the author makes major revisions.
JIE does not consider simultaneous submissions.
Submission of your paper to this journal implies that the paper is not under submission for publication elsewhere. Material which has been previously copyrighted, published, or accepted for publication will not be considered for publication in this journal. Submission of a manuscript is interpreted as a statement of certification that no part of the manuscript is copyrighted by any other publisher nor is under review by any other formal publication. It is your responsibility to ensure that your manuscript does not cause any copyright infringements, defamation, and other problems.
All authors must sign a Copyright Agreement form before their accepted manuscript can be published. Please print this form, fill it out, and include it with your submission.
Conditions of Paper Acceptance for Publication
Paper acceptance is decided by three reviewers who will evaluate the submission based on a scale:
If two of the three reviewers vote to reject the submission, then the submission process is ended. However, if only one or fewer reviewers votes to reject the submission, then the paper may undergo an editing process with the possibility of being published when the revisions suggested by the reviewers have been made.