Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to ASSHJ are assigned to an Editor (Editor-in-Chief). The assigned Editor conducts an editorial review to determine the manuscript's compliance with our journal scope, having sound research methods and findings. The editor manages and sends the manuscript for a double-blind peer-review process.

Reviewers are an essential aspect of a scholarly publishing process. The peer-review process is used in ASSHJ to validate scholarly work and improve the quality of our published work, and increased research community networking. ASSHJ adopt and apply a double-blind peer-review process.

Steps in the peer-review process

  1. Every paper received is first checked by the respective editor to determine whether it is suitable for the journal's scope and quality. The editor also looks at the readability, structure, and grammar before considering it for the double-blind peer-review process.
  2. After the initial assessment, the editor checks for plagiarism.
  3. Following the plagiarism check, the paper is sent to two or three reviewers for appraisal. Reviewers send back the paper after the appraisal for further processing by the editorial office.
  4. Once the review process is completed, the editorial chair releases the reports to the author/s. The author/s are requested to respond to reviewers’ comments and suggestions and to effect the necessary corrections. After the authors respond to the reviewers, the paper is resent to the editorial chair for further appraisal and consideration.
  5. The editorial chair accepts, rejects, or returns the paper to the author effect any minor alternations.
  6. If the paper is accepted, the author will be requested to submit the final revision of the paper. Before publication, Camera-Ready versions are sent to the authors for confirmation. No further editing will be allowed after confirmation.

The Editor makes a decision base on the overall assessment and quality of the manuscript reviewers’ recommendations. According to ASSHJ policy, the Editor’s decisions are made within two months from the day the manuscript was submitted. Authors remain with the manuscript's copyright, while ASSHJ will be permitted to distribute it across different online (scholarly) databases.

ASSHJ publication process