Evaluation Process

Preliminary Evaluation Process:

1. Manuscript Submission:
Authors submit their manuscripts to the journal via the link below:


2. Preliminary Evaluation by the Secretary:

Submission: Manuscripts submitted to the journal are first directed to the secretary.

Eligibility Assessment: Within 15 days, the secretary checks whether the manuscript and related documents are written in accordance with the journal's writing rules and format.

Plagiarism Check: Manuscripts that comply with the journal's rules and format are subjected to plagiarism check in the next step. The plagiarism check is done using iThenticate©️ and the similarity percentage of the entire manuscript should be below 20%. PJSS will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism.

Identification of Deficiencies: If deficiencies or inconsistencies are identified in the manuscript, the author(s) will be notified to make corrections. The author(s) have 15 days to correct and resubmit their manuscript. Authors who cannot make corrections on time will have their deadline extended twice in 10 days each. The manuscripts of authors who do not make corrections within this period and do not submit the corrected versions to the secretary will be returned.
Manuscripts approved by the secretary are forwarded to the editor.

Evaluation Process:

1. Review by Editor-in-Chief:
The Editor-in-Chief reviews the manuscripts by evaluating factors such as the scientific quality of the manuscript, the use of language, the accuracy of the methods and the appropriateness of the journal's objectives. After the editor-in-chief’s reviews, if the manuscript seems appropriate for the journal, the editor-in-chief refers the manuscript to the section editor appropriate to the subject area.

2. Review by the Section Editor:
The section editor has the relevant subject or area of expertise and will use their expertise to evaluate the manuscript's content in more detail. The section editor goes beyond the general review and reviews the manuscript in detail by taking into account the scientific contribution of the manuscript, the appropriateness of the methods, and the contribution to the field, and evaluates the content using their expertise in the field. After reviewing the manuscript, the section editor may, if necessary, provide feedback to the authors, refer the manuscript to two reviewers, or reject the manuscript without referring it to a reviewer.

3. Double-Blind Review:
At least two independent reviewers review all manuscripts. During the review process, PJSS prefers the "double-blind review" method where both reviewers and authors cannot see name information in the manuscript. Reviewers can request more than one revision if necessary. The peer review process takes an estimated maximum of three to six months. Authors have 60 days to revise and resubmit their manuscript.

4. Feedback and Decision:
After the review processes are completed, the editor and/or section editors make the final decision on whether to accept it or not. Section editors may reject the manuscript prior to review if they consider it is not aligned with the journal’s scope, inadequately formatted, methodologically deficient, has low impact on practice, and/or poorly written. After revisions, if experiential issues and impact have not been adequately addressed, the manuscript may also be rejected if the reviewers, section editors or editor-in-chief do not consider the revisions adequately addressed. This process is crucial to ensure compliance with the journal's standards of expertise and quality and helps to improve the quality of manuscripts in collaboration with the authors. Accepted manuscripts progress to the next stages of the publication process.

Publication Process:
PJSS accepted manuscripts are made ready for publication after completing the following processes;

1. Language Editing of Accepted Manuscript:
Accepted manuscripts are forwarded to the language editor for further editing. The language editor reviews the manuscript for any language or spelling errors and makes necessary corrections to improve readability and ensure consistency in language. The language editor works in collaboration with the authors to finalize the manuscript in terms of language.

2. Obtaining a DOI Number:
After the language editing is completed, the journal editor directs the manuscript to the relevant institution or service to obtain a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier). The DOI number represents a unique identification of the manuscript and makes it easily citable in the digital world.

3. Publication Editor Process:
After receiving the DOI number, the manuscript is forwarded to the publication editor. The publication editor subjects the manuscript to the layout and proofreading processes. Layout involves formatting the manuscript per the journal's standards and ensuring the placement of visual elements. Proofreading refers to a final review of the final version of the manuscript, checking for typos, edits and visual errors. During the layout and proofreading processes, we collaborate with the authors to finalize the manuscript.

After completing these processes, the manuscript is ready to be presented to readers when it is published. The manuscript is then published as online first.

Last Update Time: 3/23/21, 8:07:32 PM