Review Process

Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts must be original and will undergo a single-blind review procedure. Editors performed a preliminary screening using the Authors' Submission Checklist (Article Templates and Instructions). If the manuscript fulfills the minimum requirements of the journal, it will undergo peer review. At least two assessors will evaluate the manuscript independently. The Editors may request revisions based on the reviewer's report and recommendation before deciding whether to approve or reject the article. The Editors will evaluate all perspectives and may seek a third opinion if necessary. The Editors' ultimate decision cannot be appealed. Please note that the journal employs TURNITIN to detect duplicate content in submitted papers. By submitting a paper to the Journal of Student Research Exploration (JOSRE), you consent to checks for originality during the peer-review and production stages.


Initial screening
The Editor-in-Chief will be notified via email whenever a new manuscript is submitted to the open journal system. The Editor-in-Chief initially evaluates submitted manuscripts, at which point they may be rejected if they do not meet the journal's basic criteria.


Peer reviews process
At least two reviewers will evaluate the manuscript based on their expertise in the relevant field as demonstrated by their research track records (using researcher profiles from Scopus, Google Scholar, Mendeley, Publons, or ResearchGate). Within two weeks, reviewers are anticipated to provide an evaluation and comments. If reviewers decline to participate or do not respond within one week, new reviewers will be contacted. The reviewers will receive an evaluation form. The Chief Editor evaluates the reviews and decides whether to approve, reject, or request revisions. If at least two evaluators have returned their review results, the final decision will be communicated to the authors. In the event that an editorial member submits a manuscript, he or she must not participate in the decision-making process.


Authors Revisions
In the decision letter following the peer-review process, editors include suggestions for improving the manuscript alongside the remarks of the peer reviewers. The editors will request minor or substantial revisions based on the reviewers' comments or suggestions. In either scenario, the author has the option to revise the manuscript and resubmit it for consideration. When resubmitting a manuscript, authors are typically required to "submit a list of completed revisions." Authors will have between one and four weeks to revise their work, depending on the review reports. However, if the authors require additional time, they may request an extension by writing to the editors. The article will be archived if revisions are not submitted by the deadline.


Editorial Decision
Editors may reevaluate revised manuscripts (as they frequently do with the JOSRE) to ensure that all peer reviewers' comments have been adequately addressed. Thus, authors must keep in mind that a request for revision from a journal does not guarantee acceptance. The Editor-in-Chief will then make a determination regarding the revised manuscript, which could be:

1. Accepted, as it is immediately publishable
2. Rejected because it can be reevaluated after revision (generally, the manuscript has significant technical issues, content clarity, and presentation).

The authors will receive confirmation of publication acceptance. If approved, the authors will receive an email detailing the subsequent steps.

Copy-editing, layout, and proofreading
After acceptance, the manuscript will undergo copyediting and page layout. The authors may be asked to rectify the manuscript based on the copy-editing results. The authors will be provided with PDF page proofs for review and approval.

All accepted manuscripts are edited for language. The Editorial Office's collaborators will provide English editing and proofreading services. However, if the editorial office needs to make extensive English corrections, the authors must have their manuscript edited by a professional (an English language editing service that offers editing confirmation certificates).

Making changes to articles after publication
Before publication, it is crucial that authors carefully review final PDF proofs, as we cannot make corrections to published articles. Once an article has been electronically published, only a 'Corrigendum' or 'Erratum' article that is also published electronically and links back to the original article may be used to correct critical errors.