The ERATS peer review process aims at publishing high quality works with contributing to literature in the field of Religious and Theological research. The review process takes within 3 to 4 weeks.
Outline of Peer Review process
- A designated member of the editorial board conducts a pre-review of each submitted manuscript to make an initial assessment about the quality and suitability of a submission in terms of scope , originality, contribution to existing body of knowledge and language.
- If the paper passes this stage it is assigned to a reviewer with expertise relating to the scope of the submitted manuscript for a blind review. (All ERATS reviewers are officially appointed by the Editorial Team)
- Manuscripts which do not pass the pre-review stage are sent back to their respective authors to make amends and re-submit where appropriate.
- The reviewer will assign marks and make comment about following six categories:
- Originality and creativity
- Interest of the topic to the readers
- Mastery over subject/ contribution to knowledge
- Accuracy (Methodology, References (up-to-date, appropriate, sufficient), Punctuation, spelling, and grammar)
- Reviewers would outline the strengths, weaknesses and other comments to be considered by an author.
- Reviewers are required at the end of each review to provide an overall score and recommend one of the following:
- Publish upon minor revisions
- Publish upon major revisions
- Once the final report of from a reviewer is sent to the Editorial Team, a final decision is made about the manuscript and sent to the author.
Last updated by ERATS Admin on 4th November,2019