Peer Review Process
Every manuscript submitted to the International Journal of Law, Environment, and Natural Resources (INJURLENS) will be selected through Initial Review processes by the Editorial Team and later will be reviewed at least by two reviewers in the form of a “double-blind reviewer.” The reviewer's comments will be submitted to the author to revise if necessary and final manuscript. Determination to publish, postpone or reject is based on the decision of the Editor Team after receiving recommendations from the reviewers.
Manuscript processing time in INJURLENS
- The author has three day waiting period on the first article submission; the section editor will decide whether the article needs to be revised or not.
- The section editor needs three days to examine the article based on the Journal author's guidelines.
- The author has seven days to revise the article consistent with the Sundermann Journal author guideline.
- The revised article is given to the editor to be reviewed, and the editorial team needs seven days to finish the review.
- If the article is declined, the section editor has three days to inform the author regarding the editorial team's decision.
- If the article revision is required, the editorial team will proceed the article to the reviewer
- Reviewer has 30 days to review the article divided into two times review and provide the decision, accepted or declined.
- The editorial team discusses the final decision in an editorial team meeting whether the articles recommended by the reviewers proceed to be published or declined. The editorial team has ten days to make the final decision.
- The soon-to-be-published articles were lay-outed by the section editor for seven days.
- The author has three days to confirm the layout result.
- The section editor publishes the accepted articles.
The review process applies the double-blind peer review method, in which neither authors nor reviewers know each other’s identities. When the manuscript has passed the desk review stage, editors will deliver a manuscript to two reviewers who are experts in the field of the submitted manuscript. The task of reviewers is to assess originality, clarity of presentation, and contribution to the legal knowledge. Typically, reviewers will complete the review process within three weeks. Manuscripts that did not successfully pass the desk review process will not proceed to this stage and will be rejected.
The reviewers will provide the following recommendations:
- Accepted (the manuscript is acceptable for publication);
- Accepted with minor revisions (the manuscript is acceptable for publication after it undergoes a revision in response to the reviewers’ concerns);
- Accepted with major revisions (substantive inadequacies in the manuscript, such as data analysis, the main theory used, and rewriting paragraphs, need to be revised); or
- Rejected (the manuscript is not acceptable for publication, or the given reviews relate to fundamental issues).
The final decision of manuscript acceptance is solely decided by the Editorial Board by taking into account reviewers' comments. However, the Editorial Board cannot decide unilaterally without reviewers' recommendations.
Once the manuscript has been received with notations of minor or major revisions, it will be returned to the author with a review summary form. For manuscripts accepted with significant revisions, authors are allotted three weeks to revise. Whereas for manuscripts accepted with minor revisions, one week is allotted for revision. When returning the revised manuscript, the author is required to fill in and attach the review summary form.
At this stage, the Editorial Board will re-evaluate the manuscript to ensure that the author has revised it in response to the reviewers’ concerns. In this final decision, the manuscript may still be rejected if the author did not seriously conduct necessary revisions.
Once the manuscript has been deemed acceptable by the Editorial Board, it will undergo a proofreading process to maintain linguistic quality.
After the paper submission is accepted and scheduled for publication, the corresponding author will be asked to attach the declaration of no conflict of interest.
At this stage, in a certain condition, the final layout of the manuscript will be resent to the author to ensure that the content follows the author’s writing. At this stage, the author may revise any typographical error found in the final manuscript. Once confirmation from the author is given, the Editorial Secretary will process the manuscript for online publication on the website and a print publication.