PEer review process
- Initial screening is performed to determine if the article is suitable for JCIP and meets minimal submission requirements. The editor-in-chief (EIC) may involve an associate editor or editorial board member;
- An article may be rejected or returned to the author with comments e.g. requirements to re-submit;
- JCIP conducts double-blind, and on occasion, single-blind peer reviews. For eligible manuscripts, two peer reviewers are typically identified, on occasion with associate editor or editorial board member involvement. Peer reviewers are sought who are experts in the relevant discipline or sub-discipline. Each makes an individual determination regarding publication and provides general and specific comments;
- Based on submission guidelines, manuscripts are submitted with a separate cover page containing author identification and institutional affiliation - manuscripts are submitted to potential peer reviewers absent author-specific information;
- Peer reviewers submit their review to the editor-in-chief who assesses the reviews;
- The EIC transfers their reviews to the corresponding author anonymously after the second peer review has been received. The EIC uses a consolidated peer review format for author ease of use.