Publication Process & Steps

Major Steps and Time Breakdown

The Publication Process includes the following four major steps:

  1. Desk Review (5-15 days)
  2. Peer Review (4-6 weeks)
  3. Copyediting (10-15 days)
  4. Production (10-15 days)

The submitted manuscript is reviewed by the editorial team to check its strength, uniqueness, and scope. This initial review is known as Desk Review (Initial Screening). The Desk Review is completed in a minimum of 5 days from the day of submission. 

The manuscript that successfully passes the Desk Review is sent for a (Double Blind) Peer Review Process where external reviewers in the respective field of study examine the manuscript. The Peer Review is completed in a minimum of 4 weeks from the day of the Desk Review. However, clearance is required from the accounts department to initiate the Peer Review process. 

If the manuscript successfully passes the Peer Review process, it is sent for Copyediting where the manuscript is reviewed by internal and language experts. The Copyediting is completed in a minimum of 10 days from the day of the completion of the Peer Review Process. 

When the manuscript successfully passes the Copyediting process, it is sent for production where the manuscript is composed as per the journal’s requirement and scheduled for publication. The Composing process takes usually 10 days.