Double-Blind Peer Review

Journal of Ideas in Health adopts a double-blind peer review policy, in which both the authors and the reviewers are anonymous. Authors must be sure that their identity is not included in the main text of the manuscript.

Before the review process, all our valued reviewers are encouraged to make look at the “Publication Ethics & Publication Malpractice Statement” for reviewers (PDF) and to follow the instruction listed in the Review Guidelines (PDF).

The double-blind review process begins when the author submits the manuscript to the journal. The relevant editor will be assigned to assess the submitted manuscript. At this point, manuscripts that do not adhere to the Journal's guidelines for submission will be returned to the corresponding author for technical revision before undergoing the peer review process. However, manuscripts with insufficient priority for publication will be rejected promptly to save time and allowing the author (s) to apply for other journals.

At least two independent expert reviewers will be assigned to assess the scientific quality of the manuscript, including the originality, validity, and importance, to help our Editors determine if a manuscript is suitable for publication in their journal.

Depending on the reviewers' comments, the editorial office would either reject the manuscript or send it back to the corresponding author for further revision. Manuscripts that responded to the reviewers' comments and fulfilled the journal style will be passed to copyediting and publication process. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final.

All correspondence related to the submission, including editorial decisions, will be sent by email to the corresponding author. In case of revision, detailed revision instructions will be sent, and a point-by-point response will be required. The Journal does not reveal the identity of its reviewers.

 Appeals and complaints

Our esteemed authors have the right to appeal the rejection decision or file a complaint if they so desire. The corresponding author should use the official e-mail of the journal to contact the publisher who will outline the journal's complaints procedure.