JOMES Peer Review Policy
Scientific results of a research can have comprehensive implications for invidividuals and community. Therefore, any manuscripts submited to Journal of Mixed Method Studies (JOMES) undergo a process of “Peer Review” before they are accepted and published. Our referees who are experts in the field of all related science areas play a vital role in maintaining the high standards for JOMES and all manuscripts are peer reviewed following the procedure outlined below.
Initial Manuscript Evaluation
When a manuscript is submitted to JOMES, it first undergoes a preliminary check known as a desk review. The Administrative Editor first evaluates all manuscripts submitted to journal. It is rare, but it is possible for an exceptional manuscript or an invited paper to be accepted at this stage by Editor-in Chief.
Manuscript that do not follow the format specified by the journal will be rejected at this stage are;
• Inappropriate to JOMES Guidelines (i.e. Manuscript format is not appropriate),
Manuscripts that follow the following criteria will be reviewed:
The review criteria for empirical research include:
The review criteria for methodological/theoretical discussions include:
Field / Section Editor
Field/Section Editor initially assigned to a submission by an Editor. Filed/Section Editors manage the Review Process of submissions of those that are accepted. Editors send requests to Field/Section Editors to see a submission through the editorial process. Submissions to the JOMES that are assigned to the Section Editor by the Editor appear in that Section Editor's Submissions In Review queue. Section Editors have access to only those submissions to which they have been assigned. Section Editors can reject or assign reviewers to manuscript submitted to JOMES.
Type of Peer Review
JOMES employs double blind reviewing, where both the referee and author remain anonymous throughout the review process. Therefore, it is very important, all the manuscript files (including any supplemental Files for Review) has to be anonymized to allow for blinded review? Author/s should remove personal information especially names from the main documents.
How the referee is selected
Referees are chosen by the editors or by field/ section editors or members of the editorial board to whom the task has been delegated. Field/Section editors are responsible for assigning manuscripts to reviewers. Reviewers are matched to the manuscripts according to their expertise. JOMES journal management system allows field editors to choose from our database or add new referees.
Reviewers are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript meets the criteria under the following dimension:
• Quantitative Data Analysis
6. Relevance & Significance
How long does the review process take?
The time required for the review process is mainly dependent on the response of the referees. The Review process normally takes 3 to 8 months to complete depending on the number of rounds the reviews need to take place. Please do expect slight delay if the review period overlaps with a long holiday or Summer/Winter break.
The Editor’s decision will be sent to the author with recommendations made by the referees, which usually includes verbatim comments by the referees. Recommended actions:
Editor’s Decision is final
Based on the Reviewers report Section Editors advise the Editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article.
Becoming a referee for JOMES
If you are not currently a referee for JOMES but would like to be considered as a referee, please contact the Editor. The benefits of refereeing for JOMES include the opportunity to read see and evaluate the latest work in your research area at an early stage, and to contribute to the overall integrity of scientific research and its published documentation.