Editorial Policy & Workflow

All submitted manuscripts to Advances in Green Chemistry undergo extensive peer-review process and circulate among Author, Editorial Office, Editor/Associate Editor, Reviewer, and Publisher before final publication. The whole process consists of following editorial workflow:

All steps, from manuscript submission to final publication, are performed in the eJManager. All submitted manuscripts are initially quality controlled by the Editorial Office for manuscript formatting, reference provision, plagiarism checking, and completion of all necessary files required to perform review process. Once initial quality controls are passed, the manuscript is forwarded to appropriate Editor/Managing Editor depending upon the institution and previous co-publication record of the author with the Editor/Managing Editor. Editor/Managing Editor decides the initiation of review process or decline to do so based on the quality of the presented work and scope of the journal.

If Editor / Managing Editor finds the manuscript of high quality and is within the aims and scope of the journal, the manuscript is forwarded to at least 2-3 expert reviewers in the field. Reviewers are requested to (i) assess each section of the manuscript for values ranging from 0 to 5, (ii) to provide comments to Author (iii) comments to Editor, (iv) recommendations (accept, reject, minor revision, or major revision) and (v) willingness to review the revise version of this manuscript in case of minor and major revision.

Based on the reviewers’ comments, suggestions and overall assessments, Editor/ Managing Editor recommends one of the following options:

(i) accept, (ii) reject, (iii) minor revision, (iv) major revision, (v) returned.

Reviewers can also upload a review report in the form of an attachment if the suggestions were made in a word document or in the manuscript directly.

In case of acceptance, author is notified and the publisher processes the manuscript for formatting, copy-editing, proofreading, reference linking, metadata generation for indexing and publication purposes. The rejected manuscripts are closed, whereas, manuscripts with minor or major revision require appropriate actions from the author for re-consideration by the Editor/ Managing Editor. The Editor/ Managing Editor either makes final recommendations or considers another round of review process.

Editor / Managing Editor is final and decisive authority to make any recommendations on submitted manuscripts without involvement of the Editorial Office. This is mainly due to the fact that Editors/ Managing Editors are leading personnel in the field and they make their recommendations on the bases of reviewers’ assessment. Also Editor/ Managing Editor can’t play external reviewers’ roles, except in occasional cases, to have fair, highly professional and dynamic peer-review system.

Advances in Green Chemistry performs single blind peer-review process, which means that reviewers know the authors whereas authors are not informed who have reviewed their manuscripts.

Though sometimes tedious and time consuming, reviewing a manuscript is also a privilege and time of publication depends on reviewers’ response and may range from 4 to 6 months.

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