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

  1. 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.
  2. 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)
  3. Manuscripts which do not pass the pre-review stage are sent back to their respective authors to make amends and re-submit where appropriate.
  4. The reviewer will assign marks and make comment about following six categories:
    • Originality and creativity
    • Interest of the topic to the readers
    • Significance/usefulness
    • Mastery over subject/ contribution to knowledge
    • Accuracy (Methodology, References (up-to-date, appropriate, sufficient), Punctuation, spelling, and grammar)
    • Comprehensiveness
  5. Reviewers would outline the strengths, weaknesses and other comments to be considered by an author.
  6. 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
    • Reject
  7. 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