Peer Review Process

The ADRRI Journal (Contemporary African Development) employs a double-blind peer review process to assess manuscripts before publication. The journal maintains rigorous oversight over the quality of content it publishes by engaging experts in the field to review and provide feedback on received manuscripts. The peer review process for the ADRRI Journal (Contemporary African Development) follows these key steps:

Submission of Paper: Authors or corresponding authors submit their papers through an online system. In exceptional cases, submissions may be accepted via email, but the entire review process is conducted using the Journal Online System.

Editorial Office Assessment: The journal conducts an assessment of the composition and arrangement of papers to ensure adherence to the guidelines outlined in the required sections and styles.

Appraisal by the Editor-in-Chief: The editor-in-chief evaluates submitted papers for originality, appropriateness, sufficiency, and overall interest. Papers failing to meet these criteria may face rejection at this stage.

Assignment of an Associate Editor: The Editor-in-Chief appoints an Associate Editor from the ADRRI Journal (Contemporary African Development) team to manage the peer review process.

Invitation to Reviewers: Appropriate individuals are invited to serve as reviewers for the manuscript.

Response to Invitations: Potential reviewers assess the invitation based on their expertise, conflicts of interest, and availability. They may accept or decline the invitation accordingly.

Review Process: Reviewers allocate dedicated time to thoroughly read the paper, forming an initial impression. Papers may be rejected at this stage if major issues are identified. Otherwise, reviewers conduct multiple readings, noting salient points, and submit their reviews to the journal with recommendations on acceptance, rejection, or revisions.

Journal Evaluation of Reviews: All returned reviews are carefully considered before reaching a final judgment or decision.

Communication of Decision: The editor communicates the decision, along with any pertinent reviewer comments, to the author through the Journal Online System.