Peer Review Policy

The Indus Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences (IJAPS) follows a double-blind peer review process. This means that the identity of the authors is concealed from the reviewers, and the identity of the reviewers is concealed from the authors. This helps to ensure that the review process is fair and unbiased.

The peer review process for IJAPS is as follows:

  1. The editor-in-chief or an associate editor will assess the submitted manuscript to see if it is within the scope of the journal and meets the submission guidelines.
  2. If the manuscript is accepted for review, it will be assigned to two or more reviewers who are experts in the field.
  3. The reviewers will assess the manuscript for its originality, significance, clarity, and methodological soundness.
  4. The reviewers will submit their comments to the editor-in-chief, who will make a decision about whether to publish the manuscript.

The decision of the editor-in-chief is final. If the manuscript is rejected, the authors will be given the opportunity to revise the manuscript and resubmit it for review.

The archiving policy for IJAPS is as follows:

  • All accepted articles will be published in the journal's online archive.
  • The online archive is accessible to all users.
  • Articles in the online archive will be made available for a period of 5 years.
  • After 5 years, articles may be removed from the online archive.

The archiving policy for IJAPS is designed to ensure that all published articles are preserved and accessible to the public.

Here are some additional details about the peer review process for IJAPS:

  • The reviewers are expected to be objective and unbiased in their assessments.
  • The reviewers are expected to keep the manuscript confidential.
  • The reviewers are expected to submit their comments within a specified time frame.

The peer review process is an important part of ensuring the quality of the research published in IJAPS. By following a rigorous peer review process, the journal helps to ensure that only the highest quality research is published.