Peer review and decision process
Stages of submitted manuscript
The original submissions and resubmissions go through the following stages before final decisions are made.
The submitted revisions automatically goes to the same AE and directly enter the above stage 7 (AE recommendation). However, the AE can choose to send the paper into another round of peer review starting at stage 3.
After the author uploaded the Final Files for a manuscript that is 'Accepted', the uploaded final files will be exported within 48 hours to MJEE publication department which prepares the publication. Once final files are exported, the Editorial Office cannot help the author making changes to the submission. The author will be contacted by MJEE staff editors regarding the problems with final files and proof reading and will be given a chance to make changes to the paper.
EiC immediate decisions
After the admin checklist or AE assignment stage, a manuscript may be forwarded to the EiC to determine if peer review is necessary. The EiC will study the paper and decide either to send it into peer review or to return it with one of the immediate decisions as follows.
After peer review and AE recommendation, the EiC will study the paper together with reviewer comments and AE recommendation to make one of the following decisions.
MJEE's policies regrading review and decision
MJEE only allows one resubmission. The decision on a resubmission will not be 'Reject/Resubmit: major revisions needed and new external review required'.