Peer Review Process 

All manuscripts submitted to WAJESP are referred to the Editor-in-Chief, who considers the manuscript's compliance with the journal’s scope, adherence to guidelines given to authors, and manages the double-blind peer-review process adopted and applied by the journal. Peer review is an essential aspect of a scholarly publishing process. It is used in WAJESP to validate scholarly works, improve the quality of published works and increase research community networking.

Steps in the peer-review process

  1. Every paper received by the journal goes through initial checks to determine if it is suitable for the journal's scope and quality. The initial checks also consider readability, structure, and grammar before considering it for the peer-review process.
  2. After the initial assessment, the submission is checked for plagiarism.
  3. Following the plagiarism check (when the submission passes plagiarism tests), the paper is sent to two reviewers for appraisal. Reviewers send back the paper after the appraisal for further processing by the editorial office.
  4. The author/s are requested to respond to reviewers' comments and suggestions and to effect the necessary corrections.
  5. Once the review process is completed, the article is assigned to an article editor for revalidation
  6. The Editor-in-Chief accepts, rejects, or returns the paper to the author(s) to effect any minor or major corrections, on account of the article editor’s recommendations.
  7. If the paper is accepted, the author will be requested to submit the final revision of the paper. Before publication, galley proofs are sent to the authors for confirmation. No further editing will be allowed after this stage in the publication process.

The Editor-in-Chief makes decisions based on overall assessment and the quality of submitted work, manuscript reviewers' and article editor’s recommendations. Under WAJESP’s policies, the Editor-in-Chief’s decisions are made within two months from the day the manuscript was originally submitted. Authors remain with the manuscript's copyright, while WAJESP will be permitted to distribute the work across different online (scholarly) databases.