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INDIAN JOURNAL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Call for Papers

Feb 2020 - Volume 11, Issue 1
Deadline: 15 Jan 2020
Notification: 15 Feb 2020
Publication: 28 Feb 2020

Feb 2020 - Volume 11, Issue 1
Deadline: 15 Mar 2020
Notification: 15 Apr 2020
Publication: 29 Apr 2020

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Peer Review Policy for the Indian Journal of Computer Science and Engineering (IJCSE)

The practice of peer review is to ensure that only good science is published. It is an objective process at the heart of good scholarly publishing and is carried out by all reputable scientific journals. Our reviewers therefore play a vital role in maintaining the high standards of the Indian Journal of Computer Science and Engineering (IJCSE) and all manuscripts are peer reviewed following the procedure outlined below.

Initial manuscript evaluation

The Editors first evaluate all manuscripts. In some circumstances it is entirely feasible for an exceptional manuscript to be accepted at this stage. Those rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, have poor grammar or English language, or are outside the aims and scope of the journal.  Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to experts for review.

Authors of manuscripts rejected at this stage will be informed within 2 weeks of receipt.

Type of Peer Review

The IJCSE employs double blind review, where the reviewer remains anonymous to the authors throughout the process and authors remain anonymous to reviewers.

How the reviewer is selected

Reviewers are matched to the paper according to their expertise. Our reviewer database contains reviewer contact details together with their subject areas of interest, and this is constantly being updated.

Reviewer reports

Reviewers are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:
- Is original
- Is methodologically sound
- Follows appropriate ethical guidelines
- Has results which are clearly presented and support the conclusions
- Correctly references previous relevant work

Reviewers are not expected to correct or copyedit manuscripts. Language correction is not part of the peer review process. Reviewers are requested to refrain from giving their personal opinion in the “Reviewer blind comments to Author” section of their review on whether or not the paper should be published. Personal opinions can be expressed in the “Reviewer confidential comments to Editor” section.

How long does the peer review process take?

Typically the manuscript will be reviewed within 2-6 weeks.Should the reviewers’ reports contradict one another or a report is unnecessarily delayed a further expert opinion will be sought. Revised manuscripts are usually returned to the Editors within 3 weeks and the Editors may request further advice from the reviewers at this time. The Editors may request more than one revision of a manuscript.

Final report

A final decision to accept or reject the manuscript will be sent to the author along with any recommendations made by the reviewers, and may include verbatim comments by the reviewers.

Editor’s Decision is final

Reviewers advise the Editors, who are responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article.