Peer Review

The aim of IJCATR is to provide highly technical, innovative information for the advancement of high level learning, research in the field of computer science and peer review process ensures high quality of research material.Peer review helps to maintain standards, improve performance and provides credibility. Peer review has two functions:
  • To determines validity, originality and significance of work.
  • To improve quality of research work by suggesting improvements.
IJCATR has introduced scholarly peer review of fifteen days. Scholary peer review is the process of subjecting as authors’ scholarly work, research or ideas to the scrutiny of others who are experts in the same field, before a paper describing this work is published in a journal. The work may be accepted, considered acceptable with revisions, or rejected. Peer review requires a community of experts in a given field, who are qualified and able to perform review.

In IJCATR, an editor sends advance copies of an author's work or ideas to researchers or scholars who are experts in the field (known as "referees" or "reviewers"). These referees each return an evaluation of the work to the editor, noting weaknesses or problems along with suggestions for improvement.

Referees' evaluations usually include an explicit recommendation of what to do with the manuscript or proposal, often chosen from options provided by the journal or funding agency. Most recommendations are along the lines of the following:
  • To unconditionally accept the manuscript.
  • To accept it with minor revision.
  • To accept it, but with major revision,
  • To reject it, but encourage revision and invite resubmission,
  • To completely reject it.

Here's how peer review works.

  • Author submits manuscript.
  • WEditor's Assistant performs quality checks to ensure author's manuscript meets journal submission requirements.)
  • Potential Reviewers are assigned and contacted
  • Reviewers review manuscript.
  • Editor makes decision to accept, request revisions, or reject.
  • If decision is a revision, Author revises manuscript and submits revision.
  • Editor makes new decision.
  • Author contacted with decision.
  • Steps 6–8 repeated as necessary until Editor makes final decision.
  • When paper is accepted, manuscript enters production system