|ABOUT INTEGRATED LAB JOURNAL|
|Focus and Scope|
|Call For Paper|
|Open Access Policy|
|Peer Review Process|
Peer Review Process
Integrated Lab Journal employs a double-blind peer review, in which both author(s) and reviewers identities are concealed from each other.
Initial screening. A newly submitted manuscript will be screened by the Editor-in-Chief for its conformity to Integrated Lab Journal’s scope and basic submission requirements.
Peer-review. If the manuscript passes the initial screening stage, it will be assigned to a handling editor, who will then send it to at least two experts in the relevant field to undergo a double-blind peer-review. Manuscripts that fail to pass the initial screening will be rejected without further review.
First decision. A decision on a peer-reviewed manuscript will only be made upon the receipt of at least two review reports. In cases where reports differ significantly, the handling editor will invite an additional reviewer to get a third opinion before making a decision. At this stage, a manuscript can either be rejected, asked for revisions (minor or major), accepted as is, or (if significant changes to the language or content are required) recommended for resubmission for a second review process. If it is accepted, the manuscript will be returned to the submitting author for formatting. The final decision to accept the manuscript will be made by the Editor-in-Chief based on the recommendation of the handling editors.
Final decision. At this stage, the revised manuscript will either be accepted or rejected. This decision is dependent whether the handling editor finds the manuscript to have been improved to a level worthy of publication. If the author(s) are unable to make the required changes or have done so to a degree below Integrated Lab Journal's standards, the manuscript will be rejected.