Peer Review Process
The peer review process at the Journal of Reproduction & Infertility includes
the following steps:
- Authors submit an article
- The editor-in-chief verifies relevance of the article to the journal's policy for
publishing such papers
- He chooses peer-reviewers, who are authorities in the selected fields (usually three
and a biostatistician).
- To help decide on the merits of the paper and reach a common conclusion on the paper's
suitability for publication, the editor-in-chief usually asks for an editorial board
gathering to study the peer-reviewer's comments.
- The authors may be asked to respond to the questions raised by reviewers if the
paper is accepted for publication or a rejection letter is sent if not accepted.
- The author/s are to respond in due time and clarify ambiguities if any.
- Upon receiving the resubmitted paper, the reviewers (usually two out of three and
the biostatistician) check for the author/s feedbacks on their comments.
- Upon the last round of review (mentioned at 8), and their approval, the paper is
revised by editors and it is put in the queue for publication.
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