Article Processing Phases

The "Journal of Regional Studies Review" follows a systematic and rigorous article processing workflow to ensure the quality and integrity of published content. The article processing stages typically include:

  1. Submission:
    • Authors submit their manuscripts through the online submission system, adhering to the journal's guidelines via Open Journal System (OJS).
    • Submitted manuscripts undergo an initial assessment to ensure they meet the basic requirements and scope of the journal.
  2. Editorial Review:
    • The editorial team conducts an initial review to assess the manuscript's alignment with the journal's focus, scope, and ethical standards.
    • Abstract size, Total Word Count, and Similarity Index of the paper is checked.
    • Manuscripts that pass this initial review proceed to the next stage, while those not meeting the criteria may be returned to authors for revisions or rejected.
  3. Peer Review:
    • Manuscripts that meet the initial criteria undergo a rigorous peer-review process.
    • Independent experts in the field evaluate the manuscript's quality, methodology, originality, and overall contribution.
    • Authors receive constructive feedback from reviewers, and revisions may be requested.
  4. Author Revisions:
    • Authors are expected to address reviewers' comments and revise their manuscripts accordingly with “Track Changes” in the rectified Microsoft Word File.
    • Revised manuscripts are re-evaluated by the editorial team and may undergo further rounds of peer review if necessary.
  5. Editorial Decision:
    • Based on peer-review feedback and revisions, the editorial team makes a final decision regarding acceptance, revision, or rejection.
    • Authors receive detailed feedback and decision notifications via Open Journal System (OJS).
  6. Proofreading and Copyediting:
    • Accepted manuscripts undergo proofreading and copyediting to ensure language clarity, style, and adherence to journal formatting guidelines.
    • Authors may be involved in this stage to address any final queries or clarifications.
  7. Galley Proof:
    • Once the manuscript is finalized, it is sent to the Author for one final look to check if there are any typographical or formatting errors.
  8. Publication:
    • After the Galley Proof is finalized, it is published in the journal's upcoming issue or made available online.
    • The publication is accompanied by relevant metadata, DOI assignment, and indexing processes.
  9. Post-Publication:
    • The journal may engage in post-publication activities, such as promoting the published articles through various channels.
    • Authors may also participate in post-publication discussions or responses to readers' inquiries.

Throughout these stages, the "Journal of Regional Studies Review" maintains a commitment to transparency, ethical conduct, and scholarly excellence. This multi-step process ensures that published articles contribute meaningfully to the field of regional studies and adhere to the highest standards of academic publishing.