Peer Review Process

Review Process

All manuscripts are reviewed by editor and members of the Editorial Board and at least 2 qualified outside reviewers. Contributions to Iranian Journal of Applied Animal Science (IJAS) must report original research and will be subjected to review by referees at the discretion of the Editorial Board Office. Decisions will be made as rapidly as possible, and the journal strives to return reviewers’ comments to authors within 6-8 weeks after manuscript reception. A reviewed paper returned to authors for revision must be returned to the editor within 14 days (two weeks). If not, the paper may be treated as a new submission. Under unusual circumstances, editors may extend the revision deadline beyond 14 days. The Editorial Board and Chief-Editor will re-review corrected (revised) manuscripts that are accepted pending revision. The Chief-Editor will notify the author(s) of the final decision of acceptance or rejection. It is the goal of the IJAS to accept/reject manuscripts within 12 weeks after submission including:

  • 6-8 weeks for manuscript reception, pre-evaluation of submitted manuscript by Chief-Editor and reviewing process by reviewers
  • 2 weeks for possible revisions by author(s)
  • 2 weeks for checking of revised manuscript and final decision (acceptance or rejection) by Editorial Board and Chief-Editor
  • 3-6 months for preparation of galley proof by journal office, galley proof checking by corresponding author and upload of paper as online journal website.