Journal Management and Editorial Process

Journal Management System

We manage the Journal of Nepal Public Health Association (JNEPHA) by electronic management of peer review processes for scholarly journals. These tools promise to facilitate efficient and centralized control and/or supervision by editors and journal staff of the submission, assignment, tracking and publication of articles through the web, as well as enabling a central archive of various tasks.
The editorial and publishing process workflow is automated by a journal management system. The NEPHA Journal System (NJS) diagram (below) illustrates a typical publishing process:

The Editorial Process

The manuscripts will be reviewed for possible publication with the understanding that they are being submitted to one journal at a time and have not been published, simultaneously submitted, or already accepted for publication elsewhere. The manuscript not follow the instructions given by guideline are normally rejected by the editors before a formal peer-review starts.
The Editors review all submitted manuscripts initially. Manuscripts with insufficient originality, serious scientific and technical flaws, or lack of a significant message are rejected or if good article are written poorly then author are requested to re-submit after the revision according to JNEPHA format. All manuscripts received are duly acknowledged. Manuscripts are sent to two expert reviewers without revealing the identity of the contributors to the reviewers. Each manuscript is meticulously reviewed by the JNEPHA editor based on the comments from the reviewers and takes a final decision on the manuscript. The contributors will be informed about the reviewers' comments and acceptance/rejection of manuscript.

Articles accepted would be copy edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format. Page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author, which has to be returned within three days. Non response to proof copy may delay the publication of the same article or may even get rejected from the journal.

What is peer review?
Peer review is the process by which manuscripts that are submitted to a journal are assessed and evaluated for their quality, value and credibility by the authentic and subject expert. Journal editors select subject experts to review and evaluate submitted manuscripts before accepting (or rejecting) them for publication. Authors are required to respond to feedback provided by peer reviewers and manuscripts must pass the peer review process in order to be published.

Why do conduct peer review
Scholarly journals use the peer review to protect and maintain the quality of material they publish. The process of review means that the articles in scholarly journals are generally of a higher quality than those published in other types of publications. Peer review could provide the chance of collaboration, modification as international standard and citation of article for other could able to develop of Journal Impact Factor (JIF).

The framework of peer review process of JNEPHA is

 

Note: Prior to acceptance an article may be rejected at any stage of the submission and review process.

Responding the comment or feedback
Reviewers usually propose one of the following:
• Acceptance of a manuscript or a proposal;
• Acceptance on condition that the author improves it in certain ways;
• Rejection, but also encouragement to revise the manuscript and resubmit it; or
• Outright rejection.

Keep in mind that the comments made by peer reviewers are not requirements, but suggestions. You need to decide which points you want to act upon. However, each suggestion should be acknowledged and justification provided for their acceptance or rejection. If you reject or feel not need to incorporate of suggestion provided by reviewers in article, author must give justify.