Peer Review Policy
All papers in the journal undergo double blind peer-review assigned by Chief Editor. Acceptance grants when the recommendations of reviewers’ are positive.
The Chief Editor assesses each paper to decide whether its topic and content are appropriate for the scope of SIJEd. The article that doesn’t meet minimum criteria returns to the author within a week of submission. The authors decide to correct the issues and resubmit the paper.
After the initial-review, Editor selects reviewers dependent on their mastery in that specific field. A minimum of two reviewers assigned for each article to undergo double-blind review where both the reviewers and the authors are kept unknown.
Reviewers are requested to evaluate the article depend on their originality, clarity, novelty, significance, completeness, research contribution and pertinence to design practices. Reviewers can choose any of the recommendations like Accept, Revisions required, Resubmit for review, decline submission. Reviewers are requested to finish their review within 4-6 weeks.
The Chief Editor of the journal is fully responsible for editorial decisions. After gathering the reviewers' reports, the Chief Editor takes a final judgement on whether the work is approved or resubmitted to the authors with the reviewers' revisions. A revised article should be re-submitted within ten days of the decision. It will return to the original reviewers for evaluation. The review process may take 3 to 5 weeks depending upon the cycles of review required before the article is finally accepted. After this detailed review process, if an article is finally accepted, the Publisher and Editorial Board will take the decision in which issue that article will publish; and the author/corresponding will intimate accordingly.
Manuscripts reviewing are entirely confidential. Reviewer's decision and any information about the submitted article are not disclosed to anybody except the author.