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A double-blind peer review process is applied by JED. The reviewing processes are conducted under three basic stages, including (i) preliminary step; (ii) peer review; and (iii) approval.
1. Preliminary phase
Upon receiving the manuscript, JED office preliminarily reviews in terms of scope, structure, contents and formatting (but not limit). Possible results of this stage are:
(i) The manuscript meets sufficient criteria and the author(s) is/are informed that it will be sent to reviewers.
(ii) The manuscript falls into some cases as if its shortcomings are not major, revision and resubmission are suggested. Otherwise, it is desk-rejected and an appropriate notice will be informed to author(s).
The JED office informs author(s) of results of this preliminary stage within ten to fifteen working days after receiving the manuscript.
2. Peer review phase
The manuscript is given a code number and sent to reviewer who is expert in relevant field. Comments from reviewer focus on the followings:
(i) Suitability of the research (title, issue and objective);
(ii) Structure and presentation of the manuscript;
(iii) Appropriateness of theories applied/theoretical framework/Literature review;
(iv) Research methodology employed;
(v) Reliability of research data;
(vi) Theoretical and practical significance of the manuscript;
(vii) Empirical analyses & findings.
Reviewers’ conclusions and recommendations may be:
(i) Acceptance: The manuscript can be issued without revision.
(ii) Major correction: The manuscript needs major revisions and can be resubmitted for the second review.
(iii) Minor correction: The manuscript needs minor revisions and can be resubmitted for consideration.
(iv) Rejected: The manuscript is not accepted
Reviewers will give comments on the manuscript received from the JED office within about one month (the duration could be shorter or longer in certain cases).
After receiving reviewers’ comments, the author(s) has/have to revise and resubmit the manuscript (early submissions are encouraged).
3. Approval phase
JED chief editor makes the final decision (the manuscript accepted or rejected for publication) when:
(i) The manuscript is approved by reviewers: If the editorial unit agrees with reviewers, the author(s) will be received this decision and the manuscript is included in the waiting list and issued in the future.
(ii) The manuscript is declined by reviewers. The comments from reviewers will be informed to the author(s) and no further step can be conducted.