Peer Review and Publication Process
All manuscripts submitted for publication are strictly reviewed for their originality, methodology, importance, quality, ethical nature, and suitability for the journal. Editors have full authority over the editorial and scientific content of TJEM and the timing of publication of the content.
TJEM is based on independent and unbiased double-blinded peer-reviewed principles. Only unpublished papers that are not under review for publication elsewhere can be submitted. The authors are responsible for the scientific content of the material to be published. TJEM reserves the right to request any research materials on which the paper is based.
The authors should not contact any of the section editors during the review process. All necessary information about a manuscript's process can be obtained from the editorial office (firstname.lastname@example.org). Due to TJEM's double-blinded review principles, authors and reviewers' names are not known to the other.
- Review by the Technical Editors and Similarity check with iThenticate [Technical Modifications or Assign to an Editor-in-Chief]
- Evaluation by the Editors-in-Chief: [immediate reject, immediate revision, Technical Modification or further evaluation] - 1 week
- Review by an Associate Editor, two or more external reviewers, and a Methodology Editor - 3 weeks
- A decision by the Editors-in-Chief: [Accept, Revision, Reject]
- Above loop is repeated until a decision is reached
- Language and Copy editing
- Author proofs
- Editor proofs
- Article In Press online publication with a DOI
- Publication in an Issue
The submitted manuscripts are reviewed by the Technical Editors of TJEM for technical merit and compatibility with the Instructions to Authors. If the submission is technically correct, then a similarity check is performed with iThenticate, and the manuscript is sent to one of the Editors-in-Chief.
We receive far more papers than we can publish; thus, all papers are reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief on submission, but only some will be sent on for external peer review. Our goal is to give you a decision within one week for submissions we are not sending on for further review.
For submissions granted further evaluation, Editor-in-Chief assigns one of the Editors, at least two reviewers and one Methodology Editor for review. Our goal is to notify Authors with the acceptance of their submission for peer-review within 14 days (Technical Evaluation), complete the peer-review period in 21 days, and provide the first evaluation and notification in 28 days from the receipt of the manuscript.
The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for possible publication in the journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor/Board member will have no involvement in the decision-making process.
The Authors are given 10 days for minor revisions and 20 days for major revisions.
All manuscripts will be evaluated by the Language Editor before considered for publication during the last loop of the revisions. Authors are expected to revise according to the Language Editor's suggestions with the help of a professional service or native English speaker.
The final page layout is provided to the authors within 30 days of the acceptance of the manuscript for publication, for a final review and proof.