Peer Review

We ask all editors and associated referees to evaluate each manuscript according to the following minimum criteria.

Would publication of the article make a positive contribution to the scientific literature? What would you gain by reading it? An article’s contribution does not need to be new or unpublished results; for example, it can have the following attributes:

  • New explanations of familiar topics
  • Excellent descriptions or explanations of complex subjects
  • Tutorials or review articles
  • Useful or interesting background information
  • Enjoyable and informed historical perspective or overview
  • Be more than an abstract (we reject 1-page, abstract-only articles)
  • Have merit (through its rigor, accuracy, or correctness)
  • Be original (previously unpublished and solely the work of the author)

Poorly written papers will be returned to the authors for re-writing or will be rejected if the author is unable or unwilling to make the recommended improvements.

Single-Blind Peer Review

IJE uses single-blind peer review, which means the reviewer's name is NOT disclosed to the author. Reviewers should be careful to remain unknown to the authors.

Peer-review Invitation

We need help with appraising a manuscript from reviewers. Manuscripts submitted to IJE journal is required to be critiqued by minimum two reviewers. An invitation email will be sent and requesting reviewers to accept or decline the invitation through our submission system. You may also suggest alternative reviewers if you have to reject the invitation. Reviewers who accept the invitation are requested to rate the manuscript thoroughly based upon DRP’s rating criteria and provide an overall recommendation for publication of the manuscript. Reviewers can also provide a constructive review report. The editorial team is responsible for the final decision to accept or decline a manuscript, based on the reviewers' comments. If you have any comment you want to make, either on a manuscript you have reviewed and our decision on it or on our review process in general, we would be pleased to hear from you.

Conflicts of Interests

When manuscripts are assigned to reviewers for peer-reviews, reviewers must disclose to editors or managing editors any conflicts of interest that could bias their reviews of the manuscript. Reviewers should recuse themselves from reviewing manuscripts if the following potential conflicts exist:

have a recent publication or current submission with any author;

share or recently shared an affiliation with any author;

collaborate or recently collaborated with any author;

have a close personal connection to any author;

have a financial interest in the subject of the work;

feel unable to be objective.