Peer Review Process
JBT is a double blind reviewed biannual journal and it follows the following process in reviewing its manuscripts submitted.
- Desk-Review by the Editorial Board
All the manuscripts submitted to the journal are, first, desk-reviewed by the editorial board to check the appropriateness and suitability of the manuscript to be published. Each manuscript will be reviewed by two members and if there is no one agreement, then the third member’s view will be considered. This will take maximum of three days.
- Confirmation by the Editor-in-Chief (EIC)
The EIC checks that the paper is appropriate for the journal and is sufficiently original and interesting followed by the Editorial Board members approval. If not, the paper may be rejected without being reviewed any further.
- Nominating Reviewers
The editorial board and the Editor-in-Chief will nominate the appropriate reviewers to the manuscripts considering their field of research and expertise.
- Invitation to Reviewers
The review invitation will be then sent to both reviewers along with the original manuscript and the review form. Reviewers may either accept or reject the invitation, but no rejection will be reported so far.
- Reviewing the manuscript
Usually, two weeks of time will be initially granted for the review followed by weekly reminders either via emails or telephone calls. Maximum of one month will be provided for blind reviews. Reviewers are required to provide in detail and section-by-section evaluation on the manuscript using the given format. Reviewers will then submit their review reports to the Editor-in-Chief along with their recommendation to accept or reject the manuscript.
If major problems are found at the first glance, the reviewer may feel comfortable rejecting the paper without further work.
The reviewers’ comments will be sent to the authors soon after.
- Acceptance Decision by the Editor-in-Chief
Reviewers’ comments and recommendations will be finally evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief and accept accordingly. If the reviewers’ comments/recommendations differ significantly, then the manuscript will be sent a third reviewer. Final decision will be made following the 2/3 rule.
- Acceptance Notification to Authors
Finally, the Editor-in-Chief will send the Notification of Acceptance to the author/s along with the reviewers’ comments and other relevant documents, as provided by reviewers.
- Revisions and Final Submission
Authors will be given maximum of two weeks to revise their original manuscripts as per the reviewers’ comments. For major revisions, it will be given maximum of one month and they will be re-evaluated by one of the reviewers to check whether the reviewers’ comments are properly addressed.
- Open Submissions
- Peer Reviewed