Peer Review Policy

Peer review is the critical evaluation of manuscripts submitted to Journal of Composites and Compounds Journal (JCC) by experts who are not usually members of the editorial staff. JCC is a double blind peer reviewed print and electronic quarterly publication concerned with appropriate aspects of composite and compound materials. Peer review is an essential extension of the scientific process because critical, independent, unbiased assessment is an inherent part of all scholarly work, including scientific research. Peer review is meant to improve the completeness, clarity, and accuracy of published manuscripts while also assisting editors to decide which manuscripts are suitable to publish.

Peer review does not guarantee the quality of manuscripts and does not reliably verify scientific wrongdoing. The editors are advised by peer reviewers how a manuscript can be improved and about its publication priority in this journal.

The editors of JCC determine whether or not the manuscripts, supported by reviewers, are accepted for publication. Not all manuscripts submitted must be sent out for reviewers by peer-reviewed journal editors. Manuscripts that are unlikely to be published in JCC can be returned to authors without an external review so that writers can immediately send the manuscript to another journal and use the reviewer's and editor's time efficiently.

The publishers should also publish periodic statistics describing the review process of JCC, for instance, the number of submitted manuscripts, the acceptance rate, and the average time from manuscript submission to author's dismissal letters, and time to publish in accepted manuscripts.

JCC accepts submission through its method of online submission. The manuscript submitted must accompany a cover letter stating why the manuscript should be accepted, evaluating any concerns related to the editorial policies of the JCC and stating whether it has any conflicts of interests. The authors of received manuscripts are often requested to present a copyright declaration of competing interests’ part in their manuscripts.

Articles submitted to JCC are sent to peer reviewers, however submissions that are out of the scope of the Journal or have unacceptable quality may be rejected without review.

Potentially appropriate manuscripts will typically be reviewed by minimum of two experts in the field of research to make the first decision as soon as possible. Specialist statistical advisers are used when required to ensure that the statistical reasoning in manuscripts is sound. Reviewers are asked to disclose any conflicting interests, if any.

Editorial decisions are made based on the validity and coherence of the manuscript as judged by peer reviewers. Furthermore, reviewers are asked to have revisions for the authors, if the analysis is sound and coherent, the topic is Attractive, and the text has acceptable quality. Where feasible, the final decision is made on the assumption that peer reviewers agree with one another, or that there are no strong dissenting views. In cases where there is strong disagreement, either between the authors and the peer reviewers or among the peer reviewers, advice from an editorial board member or a researcher of comparable standing is sought.