Review Processes of JSMS

1. Submission of Paper
The corresponding or submitting author submits the paper to the journal. Currently, JSMS only accept submissions by email to the managing editor:

2. Editorial Board Assessment
The managing checks the paper’s composition and arrangement against the journal’s Author Instructions to make sure it includes the required sections and stylizations. In this stage, if the submission is considered as out of scope, it will be rejected immediately. However, the quality of the paper is not assessed at this point.

3. Appraisal by the Editor-in-Chief (EIC)
The EIC checks that the paper is appropriate for the journal and is sufficiently original and interesting. If not, the paper will be rejected without being reviewed.

4. Invitation to Reviewers
The managing editor sends invitations to individuals he believes would be appropriate reviewers. ALL REVIEWS ARE CONDUCTED EXTERNALLY AND DOUBLE-BLIND

5. Review is Conducted
The reviewer sets time aside to read the paper several times. The first read is used to form an initial impression of the work. If major problems are found at this stage, the reviewer may feel comfortable rejecting the paper without further work. Otherwise they will read the paper several more times, taking notes so as to build a detailed point-by-point review. The review is then submitted to the journal, with a recommendation to: acceptance, major revison, minor revision or rejection.

6. Evaluations for Reviews
The EIC considers all the returned reviews before making an overall decision. If the reviews differ widely, the EIC may invite an additional reviewer so as to get an extra opinion before making a decision.

7. Decision Made
The managing editor sends a decision email to the author including any relevant reviewer comments.

8. Next Steps
If accepted, the paper is sent to production. If the article is rejected or sent back for either major or minor revision, the managing editor should include constructive comments from the reviewers to help the author improve the article.

Review process of JSMS

JSMS Review Processes