AJODL Review Process

The journal exercise peer review based on the double-blind review process. All articles are reviewed by at least two reviewers. The Chief Editor shall nominate the reviewers or shall request nomination from the Publication Committee Chairpersons. The nominated reviewers must review articles based on the given guideline and submit their report within two weeks. Once the review process is complete, the editing process will commence, followed by desktop publishing, proof of copies and online publishing. The articles are returned to authors for amendments where necessary. The process is depicted in the Publication Flow Chart.

Guideline for Reviewers

Should you accept the role of a reviewer for the AJODL, you are expected to submit the review feedback within 2 weeks. Your review feedback must be type-written using single-spaced Times New Roman font 12. It must be written in supportive, constructive and fair manner using not less than 200 words. The feedback must consist:

  • Acceptance, conditional acceptance or rejection of the reviewed article.

  • The above must be supported by objective and concrete comments describing the strengths and the weakness of the article.

  • Thoughtful review comments that justifies the decision.

For additional suggestions on how to review, reviewers’ may visit the following link:


Guideline for Language Editors

A language editor is responsible for improving readability and for the elimination of language errors. Editing carried out must not change the meaning of the text. Edited copies are submitted to authors for approval before it goes through DTP and publishing work. 


Chief Editor (CE)

  • Establish and maintain a good network with collaborating partners and others

  • Nominate reviewers or request nomination from Publication Committee Chairpersons

  • Approve the final proof

Publication Committee Chairpersons and Chief Editor

  • Nominate reviewers

Editorial Board Members (EBM) or a Nominated Peer Reviewer

  • Read, evaluate and edit articles submitted for publication.

  • Verify facts, statistics and referencing.

  • Issue article acceptance or revision recommendations to the Chief Editor.

Secretariat: CRI (represented by Dr. Thirumeni Subramaniam)

  • Ensure adherence to deadlines

  • Arrange for copyright permissions from authors.

  • Manage editorial efforts related to the improvement of the publication by ensuring articles are readable and free of errors.

Online Publisher: Saiful Amir Bin Ramali (Webmaster)

  • Uploading of Publication

  • Maintenance of the site