Peer Review Process

The submitted paper will be firstly reviewed by the editors to determine whether the paper meets the journal's focus and scope and submission guidelines. Papers that meet the focus and scope and the guidelines will be assigned to selected reviewers for peer-reviews. Al-Manahij uses a double-blind peer-review process which involves reviewers based on their expertise relevant to the topic of the paper. The final decision of paper acceptance is solely decided by the editors according to reviewers' comments.

After being reviewed, there will be four kinds of editor decision based on the reviewers’ recommendation:

  • Accept Submission: The submission will be accepted without revisions.
  • Revisions Required: The submission will be accepted after minor changes have been made.
  • Resubmit for Review: The submission needs to be re-worked, and with significant changes, it may be accepted. It will require a second round of review, however.
  • Decline Submission: The submission will not be published in the journal.

Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are prohibited. Al-Manahij uses iThenticate to scan papers for detecting plagiarism. Thus, appropriate citations and quotations should be used.