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Peer Review Process

When an article for Peer Review is submitted to CAPjournal, first it’s Summary is assessed by our Editorial Board to see if it meets the criteria for submission. If it does, then our editorial team will identify and select peer reviewers (minimum of two) within the field of research to review the content of the research presented and make some recommendations.

CAPjournal Peer-review articles, undertake a double-blind peer-review process where the reviewers do not know the names of the authors, and vice-versa, the authors do not know the names of the reviewers.

Reviewers are one the most important assets of a journal and we are very grateful to our talented pool of reviewers for their qualified and irreplaceable work. Reviewers are selected from experts in the field who are either sought out or approach us with an interest in being involved in the reviewing process.

Final decision
The Editor and Editorial Board decide upon the acceptance of each paper on the basis of the general CAPjournal editorial policy and of the peer review reports, in accordance with the following criteria:

  • comparison of the different reports on the paper (in case of drastically different evaluations one or more adjudicators are consulted);
  • balance of the evaluations of the different papers;
  • consideration of the backlog of papers;
  • consideration of the numbers of papers published in different fields.

The Reviewers are invited to conclude their assessment with one of the following recommendations:

  • Accept the paper as it is
  • Ask the authors for minor revision for likely acceptance
  • Request major revision for another review process
  • Reject