The manuscript screening process involves a review by a Section Editor of our journal. The Section Editor (who are experts in your field) will evaluate the manuscript for scope, quality, originality, accuracy of results, validity of methodology, interest for the readership, etc.
It is then sent to two experts in your field for a rigorous peer-review. This is an important aspect of the review process as the constructive feedbacks given will help improve the manuscript.
When the required number of reviews have been received (usually two) the Section Editor will consider the experts’ opinions and communicate the reviewed comments to authors(s).
If the decision is for revision, the author(s) will be required to review comments and revise their manuscript.
When submitting the revision, the author(s) must ensure the revised manuscript correctly addresses all reviewers’ comments.
The revised manuscript will be re-evaluated by the original handling section editor, who will either make an immediate decision or send the manuscript for further peer review before deciding.
Once reviewed, the Journal’s Editor-in-Chief finally approves the manuscript.
Peer Review Time Frame
We offer rapid publication while providing a rigorous and transparent peer review process to ensure that the highest quality of research is published. While we aim to complete the peer review process as quickly as possible, editors ensure that reviewer comments are properly assessed and interpreted in the context of their declared conflicts of interest.
Acceptance Letter and Review Results are made available to the authors(s) within 1-3 week.
Why Peer Review
More robust: peer reviewers help highlight the missing parts that requires more explanations, clarity, and experimentation. Thus, giving your work a more robust outlook.
Easier to read: Peer reviewers polish as well as simplify your work more appropriately for public consumption.
More useful: peer reviewers also consider the importance of your paper to others in your field.
Ethical standards for publication are followed to ensure high-quality, accuracy and clarity. AB Journals is always willing to harvest suggestions on how to improve the journal quality.
We are committed to the highest standards of peer review. Our Dedicated Editorial Board members follow COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics), Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers as well as Publication Integrity.
Authorship provides credit for a researcher’s contributions to a study and carries accountability.
Each author is expected to have made substantial contributions to the conception, design of work, acquisition/analysis of data, creation of software used in the work, and substantively revised it.
Each author is expected to have approved the submitted version and modified version, if applicable.
All authors are expected to have agreed to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.
Corresponding authors should ensure that all listed authors have approved the manuscript before submission and should be able to act on behalf of all co-authors to manage all communications between the Journal editor and ensures that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately addressed.
This responsibility includes but is not limited to
Ensuring that original data/ figures/materials are submitted following best practices in the field so that they are retrievable for reanalysis.
Foreseeing and minimizing obstacles to the sharing of data/figures/materials described in the work.
Changes to Authorship
Authors are strongly advised to ensure the correct author group, the Corresponding Author, and the order of authors at submission. Changes of authorship by adding or deleting authors, and/or changes in Corresponding Author, and/or changes in the sequence of authors are not accepted after publication of a manuscript.
Please NOTE that author names will be published exactly as they appear on the accepted submission!
Conflicts of Interest
Author(s) must disclose all relationships or interests that could have direct or potential influence or impart bias on the work. If there is no conflict of interest, please state “The authors declare no conflict of interest.” Any role of the funding sponsors in the choice of research project; design of the study; in the collection, analyses or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript; or in the decision to publish the results must be declared in this section.
We encourage original contributions. Manuscripts submitted must not be submitted elsewhere while under consideration.
Fabrication and Falsification
Sanction by retraction may be incurred if a submitted manuscript is found to be falsified or fabricated.