Reviewing Process Timeline

The duration of a peer review process in the Zanco Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences depends upon a variety of factors, including the level of difficulty of the work being reviewed, the number of reviewers involved, and the journal's specific regulations. The average manuscript turnaround time of the serial publication is 11 to 20 weeks. It will still provide a basic overview of the regular steps and timeline needed for a peer review process:

  1. Submission: Authors submit their work (manuscript, research proposal, etc.) to the reviewing entity.

  2. Initial Assessment: The submitted work undergoes an initial assessment by the editorial team to ensure that it meets basic criteria, such as adherence to submission guidelines and ethical standards.

    • Timeframe: 1-2 weeks

  3. Reviewer Assignment: Reviewers are selected based on their expertise in the subject matter. The reviewing entity may consider potential conflicts of interest during this stage.

    • Timeframe: 2-4 weeks

  4. Peer Review: Reviewers assess the submitted work, providing feedback on its quality, methodology, originality, and other relevant criteria. This stage may involve multiple rounds of review and revisions.

    • Timeframe: 2-4 weeks (can vary widely)

  5. Editorial Decision: The editorial team makes a decision based on the reviewers' feedback. This decision could be acceptance, revision, resubmission, or rejection.

    • Timeframe: 1-2 weeks

  6. Revision (if required): If revisions are requested, authors make necessary changes to address reviewers' comments and concerns.

    • Timeframe: 2-4 weeks (can vary widely)

  7. Final Decision: The work undergoes a final evaluation to ensure that the revisions meet the requirements. A final decision is made, and the author is notified.

    • Timeframe: 1-2 weeks

  8. Publication (if accepted): The accepted work is prepared for publication, and the publication process is initiated.

    • Timeframe: 2 weeks (can vary widely)

It's important to note that these timeframes are general estimates, and the actual duration can vary based on factors such as the specific policies of the reviewing entity, the responsiveness of authors and reviewers, and the complexity of the work being reviewed. Some peer review processes may take longer due to the rigorous nature of the evaluation or may have shorter timelines.