Peer Review Process

Peer review process is double-blinded i.e. the author is anonymous to the reviewer and the reviewer is anonymous to the author as well. All submissions to journal are assessed by an Editor, who will decide whether they are suitable for peer review. Submissions felt to be suitable for consideration will be sent for peer review with appropriate independent experts. Reviewers’ name will not be revealed to the authors. Editors will make a decision based on the reviewers’ reports and authors are sent these reports along with the editorial decision on their manuscript.

The typical review will take 10-12 weeks. However, this may take little longer due to unseen workloads.

All comments received from the reviewers will be passed on to the authors within one week after getting back from the reviewers. 

When the article is received from peer reviewer there will be one of the following outcome and the decision choices include:

  • Accept Submission: The submission will be accepted without revisions.
  • Revisions Required: The submission will be accepted after minor changes have been made according to the reviewer's comment.
  • Resubmit for Review: The submission needs to be re-worked, but with significant changes, may be accepted. It will require a second round of review, however.
  • Resubmit elsewhere: When the submission do not meet the focus and scope of APALM.
  • Decline Submission: The submission will not be published with the journal.