Peer Review Process
Peer Review Process is a process in which journals assess the quality of manuscripts before publication, are reviewed by relevant experts in their fields to review and comment on accepted manuscripts. This process aims to help editors determine whether manuscripts should be published in the JURNAL KEPERAWATAN.
Important points in the Peer Review Process:
- Manuscripts submitted to the journal are pre-screened by the editorial team.
- Manuscripts that pass the examination will be sent to a minimum of two peer reviewers for review.
- Peer reviewers independently make recommendations to journal editors as to whether the manuscript should be rejected or accepted (with or without revision).
- The journal editor considers all feedback from peer reviewers and decides to accept or reject the manuscript.
The Peer Review Process for journal publication is a quality control mechanism, where experts evaluate manuscripts to ensure the quality of published manuscripts. However, the peer reviewer does not make decisions to accept or reject the paper but provides a decision recommendation. In journals, decision-making authority rests solely with the journal editor or the journal's editorial board.
How does it work?
When a manuscript is submitted to a journal, it is assessed to see if it meets the criteria for submission. If so, the editorial team will select potential peer reviewers in the research area to peer review the manuscript and make recommendations. Double-blind type of peer review used by JURNAL KEPERAWATAN:
- Double-blind: the reviewer does not know the name of the author, and the author does not know who reviewed the manuscript
Why peer reviews?
Peer review is an integral part of a scientific publication that confirms the validity of the manuscript. Peer reviewers are experts who volunteer their time to help improve the manuscripts they review.
Peer review step
- Paper Submission
The author submits the manuscript to the JURNAL KEPERAWATAN. This is usually through the online system on the JURNAL KEPERAWATAN page or the journal can accept submissions via the author's email.
- Editorial Team Rating
The editorial team checks the manuscript to ensure it conforms to the journal template. The quality of the manuscript is not rated at this time.
- Rating by Editor in Chief
The editor-in-chief checks that the manuscript is appropriate for the journal, sufficiently original, and interesting. Otherwise, the paper may be rejected without further review.
- Peer Reviewer Invitation
Editors send invitations to individuals who are appropriate reviewers.
- Response to Invitation
Prospective reviewers consider the invitation on their expertise, conflict of interest, and availability. They then accept or reject. If possible when declining, they suggest alternative reviewers.
- Review Done
The reviewer takes the time to read the manuscript several times to form an initial impression of a manuscript and make notes for a detailed point-by-point review. The review is then submitted to the journal, with a recommendation to accept or reject it or with a request for revision before reconsideration.
- Journal Evaluating Review
The editor considers all returned reviews before making an overall decision. If the reviews are very different, the editor may invite additional reviewers for additional opinions before making a decision.
- Decision Communicated
The editor emails the decision to the author including relevant reviewer comments.
- The next step
If accepted, the script is sent to production. If rejected or resubmitted, authors are asked to revise along with comments from reviewers to help writers improve the manuscript. At this stage, reviewers are also emailed to notify the authors of the revision. If the manuscript is revised again, the reviewer expects a new version of the manuscript, but if only minor changes are requested, the review is carried out by the editor.