Article Review Process

1 Manuscript Receipt
  • scan for standards (APA style, cover page, masked copy). If standards not met, email author with request for revision.
  • assign manuscript number.
  • send acknowledgement email to primary (corresponding)author
  • select appropriate reviewers
2 First Review
  • send to reviewers: review request, masked manuscript, review form
  • reassign manuscript if reviewers unable to complete review
  • send to reviewers: reminder email one week after requested return date if reviews not yet returned
  • send to editor: combined reviewer comments/rating form
  • send to reviewers: masked copies of both reviews and masked manuscript
3 Editor Decision
  • accept (if accepted, proceed to step 8)
  • recommend author revisions and resubmission
  • reject (end of process)
4 Revise and Resubmit Request
  • notify author of decision
  • send to author: letter from editor, document with masked reviewer comments, and manuscript with masked editor/reviewer edits/tracked changes (if applicable)
  • request resubmission within 4 weeks
5 Resubmission and Second Review
  • scan for standards (especially masked and unmasked copies); if necessary, contact author with request for revisions to meet standards¬†reassign manuscript to original reviewers for re-review
  • send to reviewers: masked manuscript, copy of masked revision request letter from editor to author, masked document with original reviewer comments, review form, and masked manuscript with editor/reviewer edits/tracked changes
  • send to reviewers: reminder email one week after requested return date if reviews not yet returned
  • send to editor: combined reviewer comments/rating form
  • send to reviewers: masked copies of both reviews and masked manuscript
6 Editor Decision
  • accept (if accepted, proceed to step 8)
  • accept with minor revision
  • reject (end of process)
7 Accept with Minor Revision
  • send to primary (corresponding) author: notification of decision, requested revisions to be returned within 2 weeks
  • once revisions received, thoroughly read to ensure completion of all requests
8 Edit for Publication
  • final editing by JCES staff
  • negotiate edited manuscript with author
  • send official acceptance letter and copyright forms for author signatures
9 Publication

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