Peer Review Policy

  1. Purpose

The peer review process for "Research Studies of Business" aims to ensure the quality, accuracy, and integrity of the scholarly articles published in our journal. Peer review plays a crucial role in maintaining the standards of academic research and contributing to the advancement of knowledge in the field of business studies.

  1. Peer Review Process
  • Upon submission of a manuscript, the editorial team will conduct an initial assessment to ensure that the submission adheres to the journal's guidelines and scope.
  • Submissions that meet the initial criteria will undergo a doubleblind peer review process. Reviewers will be selected based on their expertise and familiarity with the subject matter of the manuscript.
  • Reviewers will evaluate the manuscript based on criteria such as originality, significance, methodology, clarity of presentation, and adherence to ethical standards.
  • Reviewers will provide constructive feedback and recommendations to the authors to help improve the quality of their work.
  • The editorial team will make a decision on whether to accept, reject, or request revisions based on the feedback received from the reviewers.
  • Authors will be informed of the outcome of the peer review process in a timely manner.
  1. Reviewer Selection
  • Reviewers will be selected based on their expertise, qualifications, and experience in the relevant field of business studies.
  • The editorial team will strive to ensure diversity among reviewers in terms of geographic location, institutional affiliation, and research methodologies.
  • Reviewers will be expected to declare any potential conflicts of interest before agreeing to review a manuscript.
  1. Confidentiality
  • The peer review process will be conducted in strict confidence to ensure the anonymity of both the reviewers and the authors.
  • Reviewers will not disclose any information about the manuscript or their review to anyone without the permission of the editorial team.
  • Authors will not be made aware of the identity of the reviewers, unless the reviewers choose to reveal their identities in their comments to the authors.
  1. Ethical Considerations
  • Reviewers will be expected to adhere to the highest ethical standards and conduct their reviews with integrity and impartiality.
  • Reviewers will report any suspected cases of plagiarism, data fabrication, or other unethical behavior to the editorial team.
  • Authors will be required to disclose any potential conflicts of interest and adhere to ethical guidelines in their research.
  1. Appeals Process
  • Authors who disagree with the outcome of the peer review process may appeal the decision by providing a detailed response to the reviewers' comments and rationale for reconsideration.
  • The editorial team will carefully review the appeal and may seek additional input from independent experts if necessary.
  • The decision of the editorial team on the appeal will be final.
  1. Continuous Improvement
  • The peer review process will be periodically evaluated and revised as necessary to ensure its effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Feedback from authors, reviewers, and editorial board members will be solicited and considered for improving the peer review process.