Editorial Workflow

UJPR follows the most transparent and toughest ‘Advanced OPEN peer review’ system. The identity of the authors and, reviewers will be known to each other. This transparent process will help to eradicate any possible malicious/purposeful interference by any person (publishing staff, reviewer, editor, author, etc) during peer review. As a result of this unique system, all reviewers will get their due recognition and respect, once their names are published in the papers. We expect that, by publishing peer review reports with published papers, will be helpful to many authors for drafting their article according to the specifications. Auhors will remove any error of their article and they will improve their article(s) according to the previous reports displayed with published article(s). The main purpose of it is ‘to improve the quality of a candidate manuscript’. Our reviewers check the ‘strength and weakness of a manuscript honestly’. There will increase in the perfection, and transparency. Editorial flow of UJPR describes the overall process through which each manuscript undergoes during the peer review process. All submitted articles are assessed at the initial stage that the article lies within the scope of the journal or not and the compliance of the article for specific article type mentioned by the author. Then the preliminary technical check is applied to each article mainly for the novelty and plagiarism. If any requisites are missing or article contain plagiarism, then it will be sent back to author for revision and for the required requisites. Then the manuscript is assigned to the potential Academic editor to forward to reviewers for peer reviews. Assigned reviewers are responsible to scrutinize a manuscript technically and check the content quality of the manuscript. Once the review comments and decision of the reviewers are received by the Editorial Office then the manuscript is then assigned to Academic Editor for further decision on the article as per the policy of journal. Academic editor is responsible for providing the decision based on the comments and their relevance and suitability with the manuscript. If assigned Editor decides to send the article back to author for revision, it will be then forwarded to the authors for revision and authors are liable to send back the revised manuscript to the Editorial Office within the tentative time mentioned. Once the revised manuscript is received it will be further inspected in relation to the incorporation of the specified points marked by editor and the assigned Editor may provide the decision or send back to the reviewer once more depending on the comparative status and enrichment of the manuscript. In every step of this process Editor-in-Chief is having the right to interfere and take the final decision even after the decision taken by the assigned Editor. Then the revised manuscript is finally updated online followed by the PDF of the paper.

  • The standard time from submission to first decision of preliminary assessment is 7 days for regular articles.
  • Average time for the first stage review of any article is 20 days.
  • Average time for the second stage evaluation after receiving of revised manuscript 8 days.
  • Average time for publication of any article is 35 days.