Peer-Review Policy: Double Blind Peer Review; at least three reviewers

The review process is an important aspect of the publication process of an article. It helps an editor in making a decision on an article and also enables the author to improve the manuscript. All research papers submitted to International Journal of New Political Economy are subjected to double blind peer-review by experts in the environment field for better enhancement of research.

Author(s) identity is removed from the manuscript and shielded from the reviewers during the review process. The reviewer is left with only the manuscript, without any information that might enable him/her uncovers the identity of the author(s). Information removed includes the author(s) name, address/affiliation, country, phone/fax and email. Any information in the Acknowledgement and Declaration of Conflict of Interest that may lead to the uncovering of the identity of the author is also removed from the manuscript prior to sending it to reviewers.

Manuscripts are assigned to members of the editorial board of the journal or other qualified reviewers. The review process is done using the Manuscript Management System. Reviewers make one of the following recommendations:

  • Accept Unconditionally. Accept, with or without editorial revisions.
  • Accept Conditionally. Invite the authors to revise their manuscript to address specific concerns before a final decision is reached.
  • Reject in Current Form. Reject, but indicate to the authors that further work might justify a re-submission.
  • Reject Outright. Reject outright, typically on grounds of specialist interest, lack of novelty, insufficient conceptual advance or major technical and/or interpretational problems.

A Review Certificate is issued to reviewers after the review of the manuscript.