Peer Review Process

Every author’s draft is undergone a Double blind review process at ELK Asia Pacific Journals. The process, as we are aware of, involves a closed review of the manuscript by two peers, concealing the identities of the author and the reviewers. The sole reason for blind review is to avoid any conscious or sub conscious bias. We strive for a quick review and with that, the complete circle of one paper’s peer review takes about 12-14 days. The sequence goes as follows:

Preliminary Submission
  • Author submits the research paper
  • manuscript through Online Submission Form
Initial Screening of the paper
  • After the receipt of the paper, it is forwarded to the sub editor of the respective journal, who first reviews the submission   to ensure it fits with the scope of the journal. 
  • Another essential element that is checked upon in the initial screening is the presence of plagiarism. ELK Asia Pacific Journals   adopts zero-plagiarism policy    and if encountered, the paper is suggested a revision or rejection, depending on the plagiarism count.
Subject Evaluation
Plagiarism Check
Blind Review by Peers

The paper from the sub editor is forwarded to two peers for a critical analysis. The referees generally evaluate the paper on the following aspects:

  • To judge the relevance of literature studied
  • To study the Methodology defined and adopted
  • To check on the integrity of the scientific work
  • To evaluate the study’s findings and their significance to the academia
  • To ensure the accuracy of References
A weighted score (out of 10) is calculated, basis the criteria listed above and is assigned to the manuscript as the
“Peer 1 Assessment Score”
“Peer 2 Assessment Score”

Paper evaluation by referees consumes approximately 12-14 days, henceforth the assessment scores, with the review comments are forwarded to the Chief Editor of the respective journal for a final valuation.

Score 10 Score 10 Peer 1 Peer 2 Assessment Score and Review Comments Shared with the Chief Editor
Final Assessment by Chief Editor

The Chief Editor reviews the comments and assessment scores, shared by the referees. Basis a quality check for Grammar, Language, Layout & Format, Style and Graphic Quality of Illustrations and the peers’score, the Chief Editor gives his final judgment of whether or not to accept the manuscript for publication.

Chief Editor takes the decision to Reject, Accept with Changes or Accept as it is.

Chief Editor
Accept as it is
Manuscript may be accepted with no needed modifications if it is flawless on all aspects.
Processed article is shared with the Author for review, upon which the same is published.
Accepted with Changes
Your paper might call for some alterations with respect to the referees’ comments after being assessed through the review process. Suggestions are also entailed for better portrayal of ideas.
Comments from Peers and Chief Editor are shared with the Author to revise accordingly.
Irrelevant subject, inappropriate or flawed analysis, existence of plagiarism or incorrect references might lead to rejection of your paper.
Rejection Email is sent to the Author.