Peer Review Process
The ADRRI Journal (Policy Education and Development Issues) employs a double-blind peer review process to assess manuscripts before publication. The peer review procedures involve the following 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 relies on the Journal Online System.
Editorial Office Assessment: The journal examines the composition and arrangement of papers to ensure that authors adhere to the guidelines outlined in the required sections and styles.
Appraisal by the Editor-in-Chief: The editor-in-chief evaluates whether submitted papers are original, appropriate, sufficient, and interesting. Papers failing to meet these criteria may be rejected at this stage.
Editor-in-Chief Assigns an Associate Editor: The Editor-in-Chief designates an Associate Editor to oversee the peer review process at this stage.
Invitation to Reviewers: Invitations are extended to individuals suitable for reviewing the manuscript.
Response to Invitations: Potential reviewers assess the invitation in light of their expertise, conflicts of interest, and availability. They may accept or decline the invitation accordingly.
Review Process: Reviewers allocate time to thoroughly read the paper, forming an initial impression. Papers may be rejected if major problems are identified, otherwise, reviewers provide detailed feedback, and a recommendation is submitted to the journal.
Journal Evaluates Reviews: All returned reviews are carefully considered before making a final judgment or decision.
Communication of Decision: The decision, along with any relevant reviewer comments, is communicated to the author by the editor through the Journal Online System.