Peer Review Process

The manuscripts submitted to the journal are first subject to initial screening. They are evaluated in terms of the journal publication policy, conformity to author guidelines and formatting issues within two weeks. The manuscripts that fail to follow the guidelines are immediately returned to the author(s).

The peer review process starts for the manuscripts in line with the JLERE's guidelines. The manuscript is then sent to two reviewers, who are experts in their field. The author(s) can be asked to suggest a reviewer when necessary.

The reviewers are first asked whether they can review the manuscript submitted within their field of expertise, which may last for a week. The reviewers agreeing to review the manuscript are asked to complete the review based on the determined criteria within a month. The reviewers of the manuscripts that are not reviewed in a month are changed and new reviewers are assigned to these manuscripts. The review process follows a double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. Referees cannot directly in touch with the author(s); the review reports are shared with the authors through the journal publishing system. The review forms and the referee reports are shared with the referees by the editor(s). 

The manuscripts rejected by the two reviewers are not published and returned to the author(s) with the comments of the reviewers. The editorial board may either give the final decision for the manuscripts in cases of conflicting feedback by the reviewers or send the manuscript to a third reviewer. The decision on whether and when any manuscript is to be published is given by the Editorial Board of the Journal.

When necessary, the editors of the journal can make some minor changes that will not affect the content of the manuscript.