EDITORIAL AND PEER REVIEW PROCESS
JNTETI aims to contribute to the development of electrical engineering and information technology by publishing articles that address any urgent and latest issues in these fields. As such, JNTETI follows a rigorous screening and peer review process to ensure the scientific integrity of submitted manuscripts.
Submitted manuscripts are assessed based on whether they fit the journal’s focus and scope, have adequate academic quality, provide novelty, and can appeal to the journal’s readership. A double-blind peer review is employed, which means the reviewers remain anonymous to the author(s) throughout and following the review process, whilst the identity of the author(s) is likewise unknown to the reviewers.
A more detailed description of the JNTETI editorial process can be found below.
A newly submitted manuscript is screened by the Editorial Board for its conformity to JNTETI’s scope and basic submission requirements. It takes one up to two weeks since the first submission until the first notification of the initial screening result. If the manuscript fails to pass the initial screening, it will be returned to the author(s).
Following the initial screening, the manuscript will be checked for its similarity index to previously published content using Turnitin app. Plagiarism screening takes about two days.
If the manuscript passes the plagiarism screening, it will be assigned to an Editor, who then identifies at least two reviewers with expertise in the relevant field and then assigns them as reviewers. The manuscript is anonymized, and a double-blind peer review is carried out. The peer review process takes approximately three weeks.
A decision is only made when at least two review reports have been received. If the reports (and/or reviewers’ recommendations) differ significantly, the Editor will request an additional reviewer to aid them in determining its suitability for publication.
At this stage, a manuscript can either be rejected, require minor or major revision, or be accepted as it is. If minor revision is required, the manuscript will be returned to the corresponding author for revision. If major revision is required, the manuscript will enter the second round of review. If the manuscript is accepted, it will enter the copyediting stage for formatting based on JNTETI’s author guidelines. The decision for every manuscript is solely made by the Editor based on the reviewers’ comments and recommendations.
A manuscript that requires revision is returned to the corresponding author, who will have around four weeks to revise the manuscript based on the reviewers’ comments and to format the manuscript based on the editorial comments. The Editor will then determine if the required changes have been made, that they are adequate and appropriate, that the author(s) has responded to the reviewers’ comments and suggestions, and that the author(s) has followed the editorial comments. If the revisions are deemed to be inadequate, this stage will be repeated, giving the author(s) another opportunity to address these concerns.
At this stage, the revised manuscript is either accepted or rejected. This decision is based on whether the Editor finds the manuscript to have been improved to a level worthy of publication.