IP Indian Journal of Library Science and Information Technology

Editorial Process

Submitted manuscript will be reviewed for possible publication with the understanding that it is being process to editorial office along at that point in time and has not been published anywhere, simultaneously submitted, or already accepted for publication elsewhere. The journal expects the authors would authorized one of them to correspond with the journal for all matters related to the submitted manuscripts. All submitted manuscripts received are duly acknowledged. On submission, editors review all submitted manuscripts initially for suitability for formal review. Manuscripts with insufficient originality, serious scientific or technical flows, or lack of a significant message are rejected before proceeding for formal peer-review. Manuscripts that are unlikely to be of interest to the specific subject journals are also liable to be rejected at this stage itself. Innovative Publication all journals are publishing as print and online and journals employs four-steps of review system.

Initial Review: The editorial office reviews each submission to determine where the manuscript topic is in scope of the journal, the structure compiles with main journal requirements and the paper is not clearly affected commercial bias. Manuscripts that do not meet minimum criteria are returned to the authors with adequate comments.

  1. Peer Review: if the submitted manuscript for expert review, it will be reviewed by reviewers, experts in fields specifically matching the manuscript’s coverage. This process is repeated till reviewers and editors are satisfied with the manuscript
  2. Editorial decision: Editorial decision: based on reviewer’s recommendations, the editorial board will make final decision to acceptance of manuscript, rejection and amendments submission. The corresponding author is notified by e-mail, message or via pre-publication portal message about the decision, along with reviewers reports.
  3. Final Decision: Every manuscript is also assigned to a member of the editorial team, who based on the comments from the reviewers takes a decision on the manuscript, after the editorial board approval it is left to editor in chief discretion to accept it or suggest amendment or reject it and corresponding author is suitably acknowledged.

Manuscripts accepted for publication are copy, edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format. Page proofs are sent to the corresponding author. The corresponding author is expected to return the corrected proofs within three to four days. If corresponding author may not be able to return the corrected proofs within specific period, The whole process of submission of the manuscript to final decision and sending and receiving proofs is completed online. To achieve faster and greater dissemination of knowledge and information, the journal published article online as ‘Ahead of Print’ immediately on acceptance.