Peer Review Process

Peer Review Process

Law and Economics adopts double blind review process which the editors pay great attention to. Editors do editorial review before submitting a submission to the review process to assess both the quality and nature of the material. Manuscripts will not be considered for review if they are submitted that do not meet the stated scientific standards. It is expected of authors that they will pay heed to the instructions for authors and, if the piece is not a review, also identify the category in which they are publishing their work. The papers' readability and grammatical usage will also be evaluated by the editors, and if the papers score low in either of these categories, the editors may ask that the papers be resubmitted.

The referees are asked by the editors for their assessment of the manuscript's scientific value and its ability to appeal to a sizable readership with an interest in scientometrics. The editors will get in touch with the referees as soon as the manuscript has been sent to them and will keep them regularly reminded of the deadline. The editor in charge of the manuscript will likely reach a decision within the next day or two after all internal reviews have been completed. The editor will then inform the author they have been communicating with of their decision. Reviewers invest their valuable time in the belief that they are significantly strengthening the scientific enterprise's methodological foundation.

Authors are free to disagree with the reviewers' observations as long as they do so rationally and are supported by a justification that will be judged by the Editor and might be sent back to the same referee. However, if derogatory remarks are made in response to reviewer comments, the publication will be withdrawn.

After the process of having the article reviewed by referees has been finished and before the final decision is made regarding whether or not to recommend the manuscript for publication in the journal, editorial evaluation is also performed.

All efforts are made to complete the entire process within a maximum of 4 months from submission with the first decision on average made within 8 weeks to inform the status of their article.

The entire review process of the articles submitted to Law and Economics are done online and digitally. When submitting their work, authors are required to make use of an online submission system. They should only send an email to the editor if they are unable to fulfill the previous requirement.

Submission & Peer Review Process (Key Steps)

  • Author submits articles in MS. Word form that are in accordance with the author guidelines.
  • The submitted article is first checked by the editor(s) in terms of whether it is within the broad scope of the journal and has sufficient merit. Editor(s) also pay attention to the readability, grammar and usage before considering for formally initiating the review process. The author will be informed quickly if their paper is rejected at this stage. Also there will be technical rejection if authors give their names and affiliations in the main manuscript, the tables and figures as indicated in the text is missing or have not followed instructions to authors.(7 Day)
  • After initial approval by the editor, Completed submission is sent out to two or three reviewers.
  • Reviewers review the article and send it back to the editorial office for processing.
  • After initial review, Editor-in-Chief releases reviews to authors.
  • Authors are asked to respond to reviewers and make necessary corrections.
  • Article is sent out for re-review.
  • Editor-in-Chief may accept, reject, accept with minor alterations, or sent out for third review.
  • If accepted, author must submit final version. Version will be added to "in-press" queue with publisher.
  • Prior to publication, publisher will sent galleys to authors. No edits may be made after galleys are approved.