REVIEW POLICY 

Transparency and accountability

All articles we publish are peer-reviewed, and the names of the handling editor and reviewers are featured on the final publication. Featuring the reviewers' names alongside the authors ensures accountability, provides credibility to the quality of the peer review, and is a way of recognizing their dedication and contribution.

Dedicated support teams

Our editors are fully supported by team of publishing experts who take responsibility for the quality of our publishing from recruiting editorial board members to carrying out quality checks on each submission. We collaborate with our editors to ensure we stay true to our mission, uphold our standards and work according to our values.  

Initial submission

After submission, manuscript will undergo a standard quality control check, which comprises formatting and plagiarism checks. If any issues are found, editorial team will return the manuscript to author to make appropriate changes. After that stage, it will be assigned to a member of our Editorial Board, who will read the paper and decide whether it is appropriate for the journal. Manuscripts that are within scope and seem, on initial assessment, to be academically sound and valid, will be sent to external reviewers.

Blind Peer Review

All journals of Sankalp Publishing  uses blind peer review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process.  To facilitate this, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give away their identity. During peer review, reviewers will be able to access your manuscript securely using our online system.  We strive to complete the peer review process in a timely manner; however, this is dependent on the availability of editors and reviewers. As such, no guarantees are made as to the duration of the review process.

Decision after Review

§  After considering the reviewer reports the Editor will make one of the following decisions:

§  Accept outright;

§  Accept in principle, where authors make some final modifications (often editorial in nature) to prepare the paper for publication;

§  Request a minor revision, where authors revise their manuscript to address specific concerns;

§  Request a major revision, where authors revise their manuscript to address significant concerns and perhaps undertake additional work;

§  Reject outright.

Revisions

In cases where the referees or Associate Editor has requested changes to the manuscript, you will be invited to prepare a revision. The decision letter will specify a deadline for submission of a revised manuscript. 

Final submission and acceptance

When all editorial issues are resolved, your paper will be formally accepted for publication. The received date stated on the paper will be the date on which the original submission passed our standard quality control checks. The accepted date stated on the paper will be the date on which the Editor sent the acceptance letter. After acceptance the manuscript, corresponding author must complete the publishing agreement.