Peer Review Process


Peer-Review Process


All papers submitted to the JCS journal will be peer reviewed for at least one round. The peer review process is conducted in the online manuscript submission and peer-review system. After a manuscript is submitted to the online system, the system immediately notifies the editorial office. After passing an initial quality check by the editorial office, the manuscript will be assigned to two or more reviewers. JCS journal adopts a one-blinded review policy: authors are blind to reviewers, but reviewers are not blind to authors. After receiving reviewers’ comments, the editorial team member makes a decision. Because reviewers sometimes do not agree with each other, the final decision sent to the author may not exactly reflect recommendations by any of the reviewers. The decision after each round of peer review may be one of the following:

1)      Accepted Scientifically. Accept without any further changes.

2)      Manuscript Needs Revision (Minor Revision). Accept with minor revision. The revised manuscript may or may not be sent to the reviewers for another round of comments.

3)      Manuscript Needs Revision (Major Revision). Decline with resubmission encouraged. Major changes are necessary for resubmission. The revised manuscript will be peer reviewed for another round. It will typically be sent to the original reviewers.

4)      Reject Manuscript. The manuscript is rejected for publication.