Peer-Review Process

Peer review at the Journal of Soft Computing and Artificial Intelligence

All research manuscripts published in the JSCAI journal undergo full peer review by independent academic editors and reviewers. We only publish articles that have been approved by highly qualified researchers with expertise in a field appropriate for the article.

The entire editorial process for manuscript review is performed using JSCAI’s online manuscript tracking system. Once a manuscript is submitted for publication, the Editor-in-Chief checks that the paper is appropriate for the journal and is sufficiently original and interesting. If not, the paper may be rejected without being reviewed any further.

Manuscripts that successfully pass the previous phase are assigned to an Academic Editor who coordinates peer review process. This assignment is performed according to their subject expertise by a senior Editor-in-Chief.
The Academic Editor performs an assessment of the manuscript before inviting a number of potential reviewers to provide a peer-review report for those they deem potentially publishable. Reviewers are asked to summarise the manuscript, give constructive analysis, and suggest whether the manuscript should be rejected, reconsidered after changes, or rejected.

On the basis of the submitted reports, the Academic Editor makes one of the following decisions:
• Reject
• Consider after Major Changes
• Consider after Minor Changes
• Publish Unaltered

If the Academic Editor decides to “Reject,” the authors are sent any review reports that have been received and are notified that their manuscript will no longer be considered for publication in the journal. If the Academic Editor decides to “Consider after Major Changes,” the authors are notified to prepare and submit an updated version of their manuscript with the necessary changes suggested by the reviewers. This might require new data to be collected or a substantial revision of the text. The manuscript is then reassessed by one or more of the original reviewers before the Academic Editor makes a new recommendation. If the Academic Editor decides to “Consider after Minor Changes,” the authors are notified to prepare and submit a final copy of their manuscript with the required minor changes suggested by the reviewers. Once the Editor is satisfied with the final manuscript, optionally having sought further advice from one or more of the reviewers, the Academic Editor can recommend “Publish Unaltered”. If the Academic Editor decides to “Publish Unaltered,” the manuscript will undergo a final check by the journal’s editorial office in order to ensure that the manuscript and its review process adhere to the journal’s guidelines and policies. Once done, the authors will be notified of the manuscript’s acceptance.

The detailed Journal publication process is based on the following Flow Diagram: