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Review Process

Peer reviewers utilize their profiled expertise and devote valuable hours of their time to guarantee that submitted articles are timely and well-evaluated before recommending the possibility of publication. Within a week of submission, each journal article is screened for preliminary review by the journal editor.

The assigned editor decides among recommendations for routing the paper aptly.

Accept in present form

Revise for editor alone

Re-reviewing advised

Declined final

Manuscripts must represent technically proficient; however, the primary criterion for acceptance or rejection will be the based upon the scientific validity and the originality of the content.

Recommendations

Accept in present form

At least three reviews for accept in present form recommendation are considered. The editor decides that the manuscript is ready for publication in its present form. The editor sends the three reviews and his recommendation to ClinMed respectively and later the further communication with author is carried out by editorial office.

Accept with minor changes

Based on at least one or more reviews, the editor decides that the manuscript is almost ready for publication; however, there are a few revisions that need to be approved before final acceptance. The editor sends the two reviews and his recommendation to ClinMed respectively and later the further communication with author is carried out by editorial office.

Major Revision

Based on at least two reviews, the editor decides that the manuscript is not ready for publication; this decision is neither an acceptance nor a decline. The editor sends the two reviews and his recommendation to ClinMed respectively and later the further communication with author is carried out by editorial office.

The authors are recommended to revise and submit the revised manuscript to ClinMed, along with a letter that explains how the reviewer's comments have been addressed. The revised paper and letter are forwarded to the editor, who reviews them and provides a decision on the manuscript acceptance.

Declined final

Based on at least two reviews, the editor decides that the manuscript is not appropriate for publication. The editor sends the reviews to the Editorial office and they notify authors, alerting them that no further revisions will be considered.

Note: A manuscript that has once been declined or rejected may not be peer reviewed again in our ClinMed journals.