The peer review process of the Journal of Social Development and Innovations: An International Refereed Journal of Social Development and Innovations includes the following steps:
- Authors submit an article to the publishers email account.
- After submission, the publisher will forward the paper to the respective Editor-in-chief of the journal. The Editor-in-chief verifies relevance of the article to the journals policy for publishing such papers. If the manuscript is not in accordance with the policy, the Editor-in-chief reject the paper without further peer reviewing (Fast rejection).
- Upon recommendation of the Editor-in-chief, the publisher will submit the article to peer-reviewers, who are authorities in the selected fields (usually three) for comments and suggestion and assist the Editor-in-chief in arriving at a decision to publish.
- To help decide on the merits of the paper and reach a common conclusion on the papers suitability for publication, the Editor-in-chief usually asks for an editorial board gathering to study the peer-reviewers 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 revised paper, the reviewers (usually two out of three) check for the author/s feedbacks on their comments.
- Upon the last round of review (mentioned at 7), and their approval, the paper is revised by editors and it is put in the queue for publication.
- Volume 1
pp. 1-35 (Oct 20, 2015)