Peer-Review Policy

International Journal of Management Research and Emerging Sciences (IJMRES) follows a double-blind peer-review process after a desk review. Where the editors have not shared any details of the authors with the reviewers such as their names or affiliations and review reports are also shared anonymously with the authors via an online portal of the journal.

The IJMRES ask to provide a cover letter that must have 2 Referee Suggested (one International and one Local) reviewer. 

The virtue of a double-blind peer-review system is that it ensures the evaluation of the manuscript is purely based on the quality of the content. It enables reviewers to assess the manuscripts in an unbiased manner and let them look if the content is original, valid, and has some significance.

Generally, the manuscripts are scientifically reviewed by two independent  external experts, one from national and one from international. They assess if the submitted article is sound, comprehensive, and has no replication of other published works. If reviewers recommend the manuscript as suitable for publication in review reports editorial team reaches a final decision.

Manuscripts judged to be of potential interest to our readership are sent for formal review, typically to two or three reviewers, but sometimes more if special advice is needed (for example on statistics or a particular technique). The editors then make a decision based on the reviewers’ advice, from among several possibilities:

  • Accept, with or without editorial revisions
  • Invite the authors to revise their manuscript to address specific concerns before a final decision is reached
  • Reject, but indicate to the authors that further work might justify a resubmission
  • Reject outright, typically on grounds of specialist interest, lack of novelty, insufficient conceptual advance or major technical and/or interpretational problems