Peer Review Policy & Process
Jurnal Samodra Ilmu Cendekia peer-review policy is committed to maintaining the highest standards of publication ethics and to supporting ethical research practices. The journal editors follow the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Editors and refer reviewers to the COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers. Allegations of misconduct are investigated in accordance with the COPE Best Practice Guidelines as far as is practicable.
This journal operates a double blind review process. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles.
Double-blind review means the identities of the authors are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa. To facilitate this, please include the following separately:
Title page (with author details): This should include the title, authors' names, affiliations, acknowledgements and any Declaration of Interest statement, and a complete address for the corresponding author including an e-mail address.
Blinded manuscript (no author details): The main body of the paper (including the references, figures, tables and any acknowledgements) should not include any identifying information, such as the authors' names or affiliations.
Peer Review Process
As a reviewer, you will be notified by e-mail of an invitation to review a journal article. The e-mail will come embedded with hyperlink invitation responses.
Clicking the appropriate hyperlink sends the response to the journal's editorial office whether you are able to review or not. In conducting the review, reviewers are presented with review forms according to type of articles.
After a manuscript is submitted, it is reviewed by a Managing Editor. If the manuscript passes the first editorial review, it is then sent to an Editorial board member to review and assign external reviewers for double-blind peer review, or the Managing Editor directly send the manuscript to reviewers. For editorials and letters to editors, the decision is made in the first editorial review. In all cases, reviewers will be asked to declare any conflict of interest based on the contents of the manuscript. If a conflict of interest exists, the reviewers are requested to decline to review the manuscript.
If the reviewer accepts the offer to review the manuscript, they can download complete manuscript and fill a Manuscript Review Form (typically a free form). The reviewers are needed to provide an objective critical assessment of the manuscript about the concept of the study, relevance in relation to current scientific knowledge, scientific content, language, and grammar. If the manuscript needs changes for improvement before it is accepted for publication, please make the suggestions on how to improve it. If the comments are negative please help the authors in improving their manuscript by explaining weaknesses in scientific content or language. Any offensive language in the comments cannot be tolerated.
Each reviewer is required to take an initial decision about the acceptance or rejection of the manuscript. However, the final decision is made by Editor-in-Chief or Managing Editor. The decision includes:
- Accept Submission: it is ready to go to Copyediting as is.
- Revisions Required: it requires minor changes that can be reviewed and accepted by the editor.
- Resubmit for Review: it requires major changes and another round of peer review.
- Resubmit Elsewhere: it doesn’t seem like a good fit for the focus and scope of this journal.
- Decline or Reject Submission: it has too many weakness to ever be accepted.