Peer Review Process
All manuscripts are reviewed by double-blind reviewers consisting of an editor and members of the Editorial Board or qualified outside/external reviewers. This is done within the shortest given time. The journal, above all, strives to return reviewers’ comments to authors within 3 weeks. The Editorial Board re-review manuscripts that are accepted until they are revised.
Initial evaluation of manuscripts
The Editor will first evaluate all manuscripts submitted at a maximum of 3 weeks' time. Although rare, yet it is entirely feasible for an exceptional manuscript to be accepted at this stage. Those rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, or are outside the aims and scope of the JKIE (Journal Knowledge Industrial Engineering). Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to experts reviewers for review. It usually took up to 8 weeks.
Type of peer review
Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates the already published works, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. The method is blind peer review. Other rounds of review processes would be done should the first round is inadequate.
Reviewers are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:
- Is original by stating the objectives and gap clearly
- Is methodologically sound
- Follows appropriate ethical guidelines
- Has results/findings which are clearly presented and support the conclusions
- Correctly references previous relevant work
- Reviewers are not expected to correct or copyedit manuscripts. Language correction is not part of the peer-review process.
Reviewers advise the editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board. The editor’s decision is final.
Becoming a Reviewer
If you are not currently a reviewer for JKIE (Journal Knowledge Industrial Engineering) but would like to be added to the list of reviewers, please contact us. The benefits of reviewing for JKIE (Journal Knowledge Industrial Engineering)i include the opportunity to see and evaluate the latest work in the related research areas at an early stage, and to be acknowledged in our list of reviewers. You may also be able to cite your work for JKIE (Journal Knowledge Industrial Engineering) as part of your professional development requirements. JKIE (Journal Knowledge Industrial Engineering)’s reviewers are volunteers who contribute their expertise to the science, thus no financial payments are made.