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PEER-REVIEW PROCESS

All manuscripts will be subject to a well-established, fair, unbiased peer review and refereeing procedure, and are considered on the basis of their significance, novelty, and usefulness to the Journals readership. The journal uses a double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The review output will be either accept or reject. A paper once rejected will not be considered again for the review. The review process may take approximately 21-30 days to be completed. For accepted paper, should authors be requested by the editor to revise the text and minor changes, the revised version should be submitted within 10 days. American Center of Science and Education (ACSE) has developed a manuscript-selection system called the Star System for Journal Quality. Please see the workflow for the article publication: ongong researchStep 1: Basic Check

The editor or editorial assistant checks a received manuscript to determine whether it fits the journal’s aim and scope. Manuscripts out of the journal’s scope are rejected. Articles published fully or partly in other publications/websites are not reviewed or accepted.

Step 2: Similarity Check

Please be aware that we check all submitted manuscripts for plagiarism. We use CrossCheck (powered by Turnitin, the leading plagiarism-detection system) to check for similarity to previously published documents. All manuscripts containing plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, and dishonesty are rejected.

Step 3: Peer Review

We use a double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors' identities remain anonymous. The submitted manuscript is peer-reviewed by at least one expert. In some rare cases, according to the recommendations from editors and reviewers, the second round of peer review may be initiated.

Step 4: Acceptance/Rejection Decision

The decision to accept an article is based on the average score given by reviewers. The reviewers grade a submitted manuscript on a scale of 1 to 5. To be accepted for publication, the manuscript must obtain an average score not less than 2.5 (some journals require a higher score). However, we may reject a manuscript with a score higher than 2.5 when an editor or reviewer thinks it is not suitable for publication.