Peer Review Process
ZAHRA: JOURNAL OF HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH follows a double-blind peer review policy. These papers are sent to multiple reviewers (experts in their respective fields) to review them according to the journal guidelines and feature quality research papers. For papers that require changes, the same reviewers will be used to ensure that the quality of the revised paper is acceptable.
ZAHRA: JOURNAL OF HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH maintains peer-review standards while increasing process efficiency.
All research articles published in ZAHRA: JOURNAL OF HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH underwent full peer review, the main characteristics of which are listed below:
- All research articles are reviewed by at least two qualified experts.
- All publication decisions are made by the Editor-in-Chief of the journal based on the reviews provided
- The international Editorial Board members provide insight, advice, and guidance to the Editor in Chief in general and assist decision-making on specific submissions.
- Managing Editors and Editorial Assistants provide administrative support that enables journals to maintain the integrity of peer reviews while providing fast turnaround and maximum efficiency for authors, reviewers, and editors.
- Journals also benefit from the process of referencing manuscripts from high-quality peer reviews conducted by established journals.
Peer review of referred papers:
ZAHRA: JOURNAL OF HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH will immediately decide whether to accept, reject or request a revision of the referenced paper based on review and editorial insights from supporting journals. In addition, the editor will have the option to seek additional reviews when needed. Authors will be notified when the editor decides further review is necessary.
Peer review of novel submissions:
Articles submitted directly to ZAHRA: JOURNAL OF HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH will be thoroughly reviewed by at least two qualified experts in the field chosen by the Editor in Chief. The Chief Editor or a designated member of the Editorial Board will then decide whether to accept, reject, or request a revision based on the reviews and comments received.
The editor will decide whether each submission reports on well-conducted research with conclusions supported by the data presented in the paper. Priority assessment will not be a factor in decision-making. Still, all papers should make additional or new additions to the literature.