Peer Review Process

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What is Peer review?

Peer review is the evaluation of a manuscript by one or more experts in the same field to determine whether a manuscript should be published in a journal.

How does it work?

They are double-blind peer-reviewed by at least 2 anonymous reviewers selected by the Editorial Board. The corresponding author is notified as soon as possible of the editor's decision to accept, reject, or require modifications. If the manuscript is completely acceptable according to the criteria set forth in these instructions, it is scheduled for the next available issue.

Because a peer-reviewed journal will not publish articles that fail to meet the standards established for a given discipline, peer-reviewed articles that are accepted for publication exemplify the best research practices in a field.

Type of Peer Review
The MLJ employs a double-blind review, where the reviewer remains anonymous to the authors throughout the process.

The peer-review process:
All submitted manuscripts will receive an ID and undergo editorial and peer-review processes. The steps of the review process are as follows:
    Manuscript submission: The author(s) can submit manuscripts through the online system according to the journal’s format. The information required for the submission process can be found through:
    Editorial assessment: Primarily, the editorial board will check all manuscripts submitted in terms of relevance to the scopes of the journal and novelty of findings.
    Editorial approval: Satisfactory manuscripts will be approved by the editor-in-chief. The originality and novelty of the manuscript will be considered in this step.
    Reviewer assignment: Based on the subject and keywords of the manuscript, at least three reviewers will be assigned including two or more scientific reviewers and one mythology reviewer (if applicable). The review process will be double-blind and the reviewers’ comments will be sent to the corresponding author in four weeks. Manuscripts with grammatical errors or poor English writing will undergo language editing free of charge.
    Decision: Final decision will be made regarding the comments of the reviewers. The results include acceptance, minor revision, major revision or rejection.
    Final edition and production: the manuscript will be sent back to the author with the decision letter. In the case of revision, all the reviewer's comments should be addressed and revised accordingly. Then, the paper will go for the final production and publication.
All review processes (from manuscript receiving to the final decision) will take about three months. The current acceptance rate of MLJ is estimated 20%. Summary of the peer-review process is presented in the diagram below:

How to become a reviewer:
To get involved as a reviewer with MLJ, you can register through the website:
 MLJ will be honored to have a complete list of experts and professional reviewers.

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