Peer Review Process

International Journal of Childhood and Women’s Studies (IJCWS)

The journal operates a double-blind review process. Articles submitted to the Journal through a two-step selection process: All manuscripts will be initially assessed by the Editorial Board for suitability for the journal. To be recommended for external peer review, articles must:

  • Fall within the journal’s research fields
  •  Meet the academic standards for articles published in the journal.
  •  Be written in clear and grammatically correct standard academic English
  • Be unpublished and not currently under consideration by any other publisher

Submissions that meet the editorial board’s requirements are then sent to two independent reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The reviewers’ critiques should declare the following:

  • Importance / timeliness of topic
  • General quality of writing
  • Introduction to the problem and theoretical framework
  • Research methods
  • Importance of the findings
  • The originality of the work based on how much it advances the field.
  • Identify missing or inaccurate references.
  • Recommending that the manuscript be published or rejected
  • Reviewers have two weeks to review the manuscript and to advise the editor on the acceptance, acceptance with revision, or rejection of the manuscript.
  • Following the review, the authors are sent copies of the external reviewers’ comments and are notified as to whether or not the article is accepted for publication.
  • Author handles the reviewers’ recommendations, and makes any suggested changes in the manuscript and returns it to the editor via email.
  • The editor reviews the manuscript. The editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of manuscripts.
  • Authors may expect to be notified of the outcome of their submissions to the journalwithin three weeks of receipt of articles by the Editorial board.
  • We ask authors not to submit their articles elsewhere during this time, and to notify us should they subsequently decide to withdraw their work owing to unavoidable delays on our part.
  • The Editorial board reserves the right not to publish any content submitted, and its decision is final. The Board also reserves the right to make editorial or stylistic changes where deemed appropriate.