Peer-Review Process

IMCC Journal of Science adopts the double-blind peer-review process wherein the reviewer and the author do not know each other’s identity. The editorial board ensures that the referees are qualified, can perform impartial review, and have expertise on the field of the paper under review. At least two referees and one editorial board member are invited for each research paper. Once a referee accepts the invitation as a peer reviewer, it is understood that the paper will be kept confidential and will not be shared with the referee’s colleagues. Within a specified time frame (not more than 2 weeks), the referees provide feedback. The editorial board evaluates the referees’ comments before notifying the decision or referees’ comments back to the authors. A paper is accepted when it is favourably endorsed for publication by at least two referees and one editorial board member, the text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, the instructions for revision are substantially complied, and the manuscript passes plagiarism detection test with a similarity index of at most 11%. Otherwise, the manuscript is rejected. Authors are advised to use licensed software for plagiarism detection and to perform spelling and grammar checks prior to paper submission.