Peer Review Process

Editorial policy and peer review process:

All manuscripts will be peer reviewed by at least two reviewers prior to publication.  AOJNMB uses anonymous review policy so that the reviewers will not get the name and information of authors. Editor in chief or associate editors may decide to send the article to more reviewers if previous reviewes were not concordant. Authors are encouraged to suggest names of three expert reviewers, but selection of the reviewers remains a prerogative of the Editor.  Associate editors send the reviewers' and their own recommendadtions to EIC about the manuscript.

Editor in Chief reviews the comments of the editors and reviewers and make a decision that may be: accept, minor revision, major revision or reject. It is unusual for an article to be  accepted with no revision at this step. If revision is requested, the reviewers' comments will be sent to the authors for point by point response and revision of the article.

The whole review process depends on receiving referees comments and revising the manuscripts by the author based on these comments and may take few months. AOJNMB will try to make the time between submission and final decision as short as possible. Upon reciept of the revised article from the author and after final approval by referees, final decision will be done by the editor in chief and notification letter will be sent to the corresponding author.