Peer Review Policy

Peer Review Process

The following is the review process that every manuscript submitted to the journal undergoes during the course of the peer-review process.
The entire review process is performed using the online submission. ? Once a manuscript is submitted, the manuscript will be with journal. The primary check for plagiarism using Turnitin software is applied in the editorial office to check the plagiarism.
The NTU-JRE followed the double-blind reviewing process for all submitted manuscripts. ? Then, the manuscript is assigned to a Manger Editor most appropriate to handle it based on the subject of the manuscript and the availability of the editors. First, the editor evaluates all manuscripts by applying the manuscript's preliminary review in the editorial office, which will take no more than seven days after submission. It is rare but entirely feasible for an exceptional manuscript to be rejected at this stage. Those rejected at this stage either lack originality, have poor grammar or are outside the aims and scope of the journal. Should the editor decide not to assign reviewers but instead reject the submission, they are required to provide comments that will be sent to the author.

If the editor determines that the submitted manuscript is of sufficient quality and falls within the scope of the journal, they will assign the manuscript to a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 external reviewers for peer review. The deadline to complete the review process is 4-8 weeks. After that, the editor will prepare a decision letter to the author based on the reviewer's comments. The author will be asked to answer the reviewer's comments and format the manuscripts according to the NTU-JRE template. All accepted manuscripts should send proofreading either by NTU-JRE or by the author (the author should provide the editor with proofreading evidence). After completing this step, the author will receive the paper in PDF formatted by NTU-JRE to give the last checking before publishing online.
The author(s) should provide full information about where the research has been done and the study period.
The author(s) should provide information about the received financial support or grant number if applicable.

Some points the reviewers should take into consideration before agreeing to review the manuscript:

  • The field of proficiency or interest: the reviewer's expertise or fields of interest have to cover the manuscript topic.
  • Conflict of interest with one of the authors: let the editors know if there is any conflict of interest with one of the authors and decline the invitation to review.
  • The editor will appreciate providing the contact details of a qualified person to review the manuscript in case of declining the invitation of review. Otherwise, you will have 20 days to complete your review. The reviewers will be excluded from the reviewer's database if they exceed that time without replaying to the journal or give the reason for the delay.
  • For more information, click here to view the reviewer process guide.