Peer Review Process

The journal exercises a double-blind peer review process. All articles are reviewed by at least two external reviewers. The external reviewers are appointed by the Editorial-in-Chief from the pool of Editorial Board Members. The Editor-in-Chief may appoint reviewers other than the Editorial Board Members if necessary. The nominated reviewers must review articles based on the given guidelines. Once the review process is completed, the editing process will commence, followed by desktop publishing, proofing of copies and online publishing.

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

  • Acceptance, conditional acceptance or rejection of the article;
  • Objective and concrete comments describing the strengths and weaknesses of the article; and
  • Thoughtful review comments that justify the decision.