Editorial Process

The submitted manuscript will be checked by an editor for its suitability with MJSc’s focus and scope and for major methodological flaws within two weeks.

Editor will work with the author to fulfil all the requirements within this period. Every submitted manuscript which passes this step will then be checked for plagiarism accourding to MJSc Plagiarism policy. The manuscript needs to be re-worked if indicated for minor plagiarism and will be rejected if indicated for major plagiarism. Then, an editor-in-charge and an editorial assistant will be assigned for the manuscript. In this stage, the manuscript will be assessed based on novelty and adherence to reporting guidelines. Subsequently, the manuscript will go through a peer-review process. The revisions may be required and will be re-evaluated by the editor-in-charge after the authors providing sufficient responses.

The manuscript will be passed to the editor-in-chief for any further revision and ultimately will take an editorial decision. The accepted manuscript will be sent to copyediting stage for correction of grammar and spelling errors, standardizing the journal in-house style, improving table, figure, and writing quality. The incomplete revision of this stage will result in pending scheduled publication. Then, the manuscript will enter the production stage for typesetting.

A pdf file is sent to the author for review and there should be no more scientific revision. A failure to comply will result in a delay of the publication since it needs editor confirmation for the changes. The final approval is needed from the corresponding author before it is published. The manuscript submitted by one of the editorial teams of the MJSc will be processed by other editorial board members who do not have any conflict of interest with the manuscript and follow the same editorial process.