The journal editors are responsible for carrying out and monitoring the complete and unbiased peer-review process, inviting external peer-reviewers according to their expertise to evaluate the contents of the submitted manuscript.
The journal editors combat plagiarism, duplicate publication, and scientific misconduct. It is journal editor’s prerogative if they choose to reject a manuscript on the basis of;
-if it does not fall in the scope of the journal,
-have a high percentage of plagiarized content,
-the paper has been previously published somewhere else,
-any form of scientific misconduct.
A manuscript will be reviewed for possible publication with the understanding that it is being submitted to the Ada’D Publishers Journals alone at that point in time and has not been published anywhere, simultaneously submitted, or already accepted for publication elsewhere. These journals expect that authors would authorize one of them to correspond with the Journal for all matters related to the manuscript. All manuscripts received are duly acknowledged. On submission, editors review all submitted manuscripts initially for suitability for formal review. Manuscripts with insufficient originality, serious scientific or technical flaws, or lack of a significant message are rejected before proceeding for formal peer-review. Manuscripts that are unlikely to be of interest to the Journal of Ada’D Publishers Journals readers are also liable to be rejected at this stage itself.
Manuscripts that are found suitable for publication in the Ada’D Publishers Journals are sent to two or more expert reviewers. During submission, the contributor is requested to provide names of two or three qualified reviewers who have had experience in the subject of the submitted manuscript, but this is not mandatory. The reviewers should not be affiliated with the same institutes as the contributor/s. However, the selection of these reviewers is at the sole discretion of the editor. The journal follows a double-blind review process, wherein the reviewers and authors are unaware of each other’s identity. Every manuscript is also assigned to a member of the editorial team, who based on the comments from the reviewers takes a final decision on the manuscript. The comments and suggestions (acceptance/ rejection/ amendments in manuscript) received from reviewers are conveyed to the corresponding author. If required, the author is requested to provide a point-by-point response to reviewers’ comments and submit a revised version of the manuscript. This process is repeated till reviewers and editors are satisfied with the manuscript.
Manuscripts accepted for publication are copy edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format. Page proofs are sent to the corresponding author. The corresponding author is expected to return the corrected proofs within three days. It may not be possible to incorporate corrections received after that period. The whole process of submission of the manuscript to the final decision and sending and receiving proofs is completed online. To achieve faster and greater dissemination of knowledge and information, the journal publishes articles online as ‘eFirst/Ahead of Print’ immediately on acceptance.