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Advances in Biomedicine and Pharmacy

Editorial Workflow

Editorial Workflow

The Editorial workflow enables Editors to reject any manuscript on the basis of incorrectness of its results, unsuitability of its subject matter or dearth of quality. The Editor should not allot himself/herself as an external reviewer of the manuscript. This is to ensure that impartial, high quality and rational peer review process of every manuscript of the journal is done.

The following is the editorial workflow that every manuscript submitted to the journal undergoes during the course of the peer-review process.

Online Manuscript Tracking System is used to check the entire editorial workflow. The moment a manuscript is submitted for publication it is checked by the journal’s editorial office to make sure that it is suitable to go through the normal peer review process. After this process the manuscript is sent to the concerned Editor which of course will be based on the subject of the manuscript and the availability of the Editors. The Editor is responsible for handling all the manuscripts who does not have any potential conflict of interest with any of the authors of the manuscript.

Depending upon the quality of the manuscript, the Editor is at the liberty do decide whether to go through the normal peer review process, or if he findsthat the subject of the manuscript may not be appropriate for the journal’s scope, no further processing of the manuscripts will be done and will be rejected immediately.

On the contrary, if the Editor finds that the submitted manuscript falls under the scope of the journal and is of decent quality, he should assign the manuscript to a number of external reviewers, on the condition that no conflict of interest exists between these reviewers and the manuscript authors. The full-fledged report for the manuscript is made by the reviewers along with their recommendation and is submitted to the Editor with one of the following recommendations:

  • Publish Without Change.
  • Minor Changes required for publication.
  • Major Changes required for publication.
  • Reject: Manuscript is flawed or not of sufficient novelty.

Upon the recommendation of all the reviewers, the Editor will have to make one of the following decisions:

  • Publish Without any Change.
  • Minor Changes are required for publication.
  • Major Changes are required for publication.
  • Reject.

If the Editor recommends “Publish without any change,” the manuscript will be sent for final check by the journal editorial officeto make sure that the manuscript and its review process is according to the journal’s procedures and policies. After this process, theauthors will be intimated of the manuscript’s acceptance.

If the Editor recommends “Minor Changes Required,” the authors accordingly are informed to prepare their manuscript with the required minor changes suggested by the reviewers and then resubmit. The Editor reviews the resubmitted manuscript after the minor changes have been carried out by the authors. If the editor is satisfied with the final manuscript, the manuscript should be accepted without any further delay.

If the Editor recommends “Major Changes Required,” the major revision of the manuscript is expected from the authors in accordance with those recommendations made by the reviewersand are advised to resubmit their manuscript in a timely manner with the required changes.The original reviewers are asked to review the revised manuscript. Along with their review reports on the revised manuscript, the reviewers make a recommendation which can be “Publish without any Change,” “Minor Changes Required,” “Major Changes Required,” or “Reject.” Then, the Editor can make an editorial recommendation which can be “Publish Without any Change,” “Minor Changes Required,” or “Reject.”

Finally If the Editor endorses rejecting the manuscript, the rejection is made without any further processing. Also, if the majority of the reviewers recommend rejecting the manuscript, the rejection is instantaneous.

Advances in Biomedicine and Pharmacy journal follows single-blinded review procedure which means authors do not know or have access to the peer-reviewers information, but reviewers have the knowledge about who the authors of the manuscript are.