Peer Review Process

IJMAE follows the “Double-blind Peer-review Policy” which means that the reviewers of the manuscript will not get to know the identity of the author(s), and the author(s) will not get to know the identity of the reviewer.  After submission of a manuscript by the author(s), the Editor-in-Chief checks the initial quality and sends it to at least two reviewers who have specialty in the subject. The reviewers will be informed by an “Invitation Letter to Review” to their emails. Then, they can login to their accounts in online peer review system, by the username and password provided, to observe the manuscript details and the due time to review and decide whether they accept or reject it. By accepting the manuscript to review, they can fill out the evaluation form and submit it to the Editor-in-Chief. According to the evaluations provided by the reviewers, Board of Editors decides whether to accept, reject or revise the manuscript for publication. The final decision along with the reviewers’ reports will be emailed to the reviewers for their records.

 


Key Evaluation Criteria

All submitted manuscripts are evaluated by reviewers based on the following criteria:

  • Originality of the research
  • Relevance of the topic to scope of International Journal of Management, Accounting and Economics
  • Scholarly quality of the manuscript
  • Adherence to the guide for authors
  • Academic English writing quality
  • Well statement of research problem, aims and objectives and research questions
  • Complete and comprehensive literature review
  • Relevant and properly administered research methodology
  • Clearly presented results and findings
  • Clear and well formatted supplements (tables, charts, pictures and drawings)
  • Effectiveness and being logically driven of the conclusion and discussion
  • Contribution to the theory and practice
  • Completeness and promptness of references

Reviewers’ responsibilities

  • Reading the IJMAE Statement of Aims and Scope and Guide for Authors before starting the review process;
  • Evaluating the manuscripts objectively, critically, friendly and fairly without any personal biases;
  • Respecting the confidentiality of the review process;
  • Checking for language proficiency of the manuscript;
  • Inspecting the completeness, consistency and promptness of the references;
  • Being adhered to the review deadline assigned by the Editor-in-Chief.