MANUSCRIPT REVIEW & PUBLICATION



Criteria for Publication


1. The study must present the results of original research.
2- Results reported must have not been published elsewhere.
3- Experiments, statistics, and other analyses must be performed to a high technical standard and are described in sufficient detail.
4- Conclusions must be presented in an appropriate fashion and are supported by the data.
5- The article must be presented in an intelligible fashion and is written in standard English.
6- The research must meets all applicable standards for the ethics of experimentation and research integrity.
7- The article must adheres to appropriate reporting guidelines and community standards for data availability.

Editorial and Peer Review Process


IBT JBS is a peer reviewed scientific journal with a rigorous editorial screening and assessment process made up of several stages which are as under.

1- Initial Checks/ Desk Review

The journal staff and in-house editorial team perform an initial quality check to identify potential issues such as:
- Competing interests
- Compliance with editorial policies and ethical standards including Plagiarism check etc.
- Financial disclosures
- Data availability
Submissions may be returned to authors for changes or clarifications at this stage.

2- Peer Review

After completing internal checks, each new submission is assigned to an Academic peer reviewers with relevant expertise. The peer reviewers review the manuscripts against our publication criteria and determines whether modification are needed in the manuscripts. The handling peer reviewer is a member of the IBT JBS Editorial Board/ Reviewers board. EIC selects reviewers based on expertise, publication history, and past reviews, and invites them to provide feedback on the manuscript. After agreeing to review, external peer reviewers typically have 30 days to to submit their review. The journal office will follow up with late reviewers and keep you informed if there are any delays.
IBT JBS uses double blind peer review. Reviewers are remained anonymous unless they choose to identify themselves by signing their name to their review in our submission system.

3- EIC Decision

The EIC considers reviewer feedback and his own evaluation of the manuscript in order to reach a decision. The following decision types are available:
- Reject
- Major revision
- Minor revision
- Accept
Precisely, EIC makes decisions on submissions, based on scientific rigor,novelty etc. Decisions are communicated to the corresponding author in a formal letter, along with reviewer feedback and any other requirements from the journal office

4- Revisions

If EIC feels that your manuscript has the potential to be published, but requires changes, you’ll be invited to revise it. You’ll be given 30 days to resubmit the revised manuscript for both a major or a minor revision."

Guidelines for Reviewers


1- Invitation to Review

EIC selects potential reviewers based on their expertise in research areas relevant to the manuscript under consideration. Reviewer invitations are sent by email from the journal's submission system, OJS. Use the links in the invitation email to accept or decline.. Accept an invitation only if you have the knowledge, time and objectivity necessary to provide an unbiased assessment of the research. In agreeing to complete a review, you also give permission to archieve your review under a Creative Commons Attribution CC BY license.

2- ORCID Reviewer Credit

In choosing to volunteer as peer reviewer for IBT JBS, you are helping to support free and open access to rigorous research. We couldn’t be more grateful! Link your IBTJBS-OJS reviewer account to your ORCID record. Set up syncing to have reviewer activity automatically posted to your ORCID profile review activity. This record will confirm that you completed a review for the journal, but won’t publish the content of your review.

3- How to Submit a Peer Review in OJS

IBT JBS uses a structured reviewer form to help reviewers focus on our publication criteria and improve the efficiency of peer review. Review form contains two sections:
- Comments to the author Answers to the questions in this section are required and will be included in the decision letter to the author.
- Comments to the EIC/ editor Use this section to declare any potential or perceived competing interests.

Accepted Manuscripts


"IBT JBS is designed to communicate original research. We accept manuscripts from the subjcets of the Management Sciences & Business Studies as well as the related social sciences and humanities that will contribute to the base of academic knowledge.

There are two types of accept decisions: editorial accept and formal accept.
- Editorial accept
Editorial acceptance means that the manuscript is provisionally accepted pending final checks for formatting and technical requirements. You will be notified of these requirements by email.
- Formal accept
Formal acceptance is issued when the final checks and suggested modifications are complete. At this time, the manuscript will be sent to our production department. Further, The formal acceptance date is the acceptance date that will appear on the published article."