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Editorial Policies

Peer Review Process

The articles submitted are assessed initially by the Joint Editors and a primary decision made regarding further processing.

Once such a decision is made, the article would be reviewed anonymously in a double blind fashion by two reviewers from the Editorial Board and an External Reviewer from the Panel of Reviewers.

When deemed necessary, the article would be sent to a separate Specialist Reviewer.

If and when there is no agreement among the reviewers, the manuscript would be sent to another independent reviewer. 

The reviewers' comments and recommendations are discussed at the monthly Editorial Board Meetings. The final decision regarding acceptance rests with the two Joint Editors.

We aim to complete the peer review process and arrive at a publication decision within three months. However, this timeline depends on the exact date of the month in which the manuscript is submitted (the editorial Board Meetings are held on the third Friday of each month), the response of the peer reviewers, the promptness with which queries are addressed by the author/s and the necessity for revisions in the manuscript.

Following the peer review process, if any revisions are needed prior to acceptance for publication, the Joint Editors would write to the author/s suggesting that the manuscript be appropriately amended and resubmitted directly to the Joint Editor. The author/s would be given a period of a fortnight (two weeks) to resubmit the revised article.

For a complete description of the processes involved, please refer to the Journal Policies on Publication Ethics and Malpractices under the Research Integrity Section.

Section Policies

Editorial

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Position Statements & Guidelines

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Presidential Address

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

C.C.De Silva Oration

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Stella de Silva Oration

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Leading Article

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Original Articles

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Short Report

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Current Practice

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Review Article

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Personal View

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Snippets

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Point of View

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Case Reports

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Picture Story

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Miscellanea

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Brain Teaser

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Correspondence

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Obituary

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Felicitation

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Book Review

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Three Minute Article for Parents

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

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