Peer Review Policy
All submissions to IJERME contents are subjected to peer-review process. Papers are first reviewed by editors. The editor office first check each manuscript plagiarism, After passing from plagiarism process, Articles that are found suitable for review are then sent to two subject experts in the field of the paper. Reviewers of an article/paper are unknown to each other. IJERME reserved rights to assign additional reviews when needed. Authors will be advised when editors decide further review is required. Generally, all selected reviewers are asked to declare their competing interests, if any. Reviewers are asked to classify the paper as accept, reject or request revisions for the submitted paper/article. Reviewers’ evaluations usually include an explicit recommendation of what to do with the manuscript. Reviewers’ comments are then seen by the author.
We have adopted two methods of paper review
1. Blind Peer Review by Expert Peer Reviewers
We send the original, unpublished article for review by expert in the related field for Blind review process: authors are not told who reviewed their paper and reviewers are not told who wrote the paper. The reviewers give their advice on publication opportunity, together with their observations to the editor in chief, which will transmit them to the authors. If the referents have contrary opinions, the editor in chief may ask the opinion of a third referent. Our editorial take decision after the review is complete. This review is adopted in case of scientific/ technical new research paper. On topic papers will be primary tested for plagiarism. If the paper is suspected of plagiarism, it will be automatically rejected. If paper accepted we send notification to the corresponding author should remit the final format of the accepted manuscript within three working days and authors have to complete all process of copyright agreement.
2. Editorial Board Review
This technique of review same is above when the paper is of literature review nature. The research works conducted by Ph.D Scholars are assessed through this technique.
The Objectives of the Peer Review Process Include:
To assess the quality of the paper before publication. This review decides whether a paper is fit for publication or not. To provide expert assessment of the quality and soundness of the submission under review. To provide guidance to the editorial decision-maker in making an informed, fair, and objective decision on whether to accept, accept subject to changes, or reject. To provide guidance to authors on improvements to their submission.
Sources of Peer Reviewers
Reviewers are drawn from the journal’s editorial board and volunteer peer reviewer pool. Occasionally reviewers identified as being suitable through different sources will be approached.
Recommendations from other institutions member as a peer reviewer is accepted and they need to send us the name, affiliations and official email id and contact no.
IJERME is a bi-annual journal (2 Issues per Year) with regular publication date as the last day of the June / December from 2015.
IJERME publishes papers that are judged and reviewed by editorial team, types of articles include original research papers, articles, reviews, mini-reviews, short research communications, synopsis and Case studies. IJERME aims at rapid publication of quality research results and reviews while maintaining rigorous review process. The main criteria for accepting a manuscript for publication in IJERME are originality (85% or more), Quality, innovative and as per journal aims and ethics. The author/ authors are solely responsible for submitted research work and the published title / content / theory / image / charts / tables/ or any other data presented in publication. The publisher or The Managing Editor or Editorial staff does not take any responsibility for any copyright claim or missuses or open access use or indexing or affiliation or approval claim from author/authors or any third party.
The authors should note that there is no submission fee; however, there is a reasonable publication fee of each accepted article to meet the cost of Website Management Charges, server and website update and maintenance, Manuscript handling, Review process, Typesetting, copy-editing, Language correction, tagging and indexing of articles, Printing, Electronic composition and production, hosting the final article on dedicated servers, electronic archiving, Office cum admin expenses and other recurring expenses.