Editorial Policies

Peer Review Process

All original manuscripts submitted to the SAJBI are subjected to a preliminary screening process based on author guidelines, the scope of the journal, and the quality of the content of the manuscript. The manuscripts that have cleared the initial screening undergo a double-blind peer-review process. Manuscripts are assigned to two experts in the same or related fields by the Editor-in-Chief through consultation with the Editorial Board to conduct separate anonymous reviews.

The reviewers are requested to review manuscripts according to the reviewer’s guidelines. Once the editorial committee receives the review reports, they are passed to the authors for necessary revisions. At the same time, the author is requested to provide his/her response for major comments and suggestions of reviewers with rationales for accepting or rejecting them. Then the revised manuscripts and author responses are directed to the respective reviewers for their comments and acceptance or rejection. The author is again consulted regarding the reviewer's decision and asked to follow the final guidelines of the reviewers. If the author does not adhere to the reviewers’ final comments, the manuscript will be rejected; otherwise, it will be accepted for publication in the journal subject to language editing. Once the final version is ready to publish, it will be given to the author to read one more time to correct only typographical errors (if any). After this process, the Editorial Committee will make arrangements to publish in the relevant volume.

Section Policies

Editorial

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Research

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

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