All papers submitted to the Journal of Multi Disciplinary Engineering Technologies (JMDET) are peer-reviewed according to the following procedure:
Initial Review: Chief Editor evaluates each paper to determine if its topic and content meets the submission criteria of JMDET. Papers that do not meet minimum criteria are returned to the authors. This is in the best interest of the authors who could then decide to either correct the problems or to submit the paper to a more appropriate journal or conference.
Peer review: Peer review is a process of self-regulation by a profession or a process of evaluation involving qualified individuals within the relevant field. Peer review methods are employed to maintain standards, improve performance and provide credibility. In academia, peer review is often used to determine an academic paper’s suitability for publication. In case of blind peer review, the identity of the authors would not be revealed to reviewer/referee till the paper is published in the journal.:
Each paper is reviewed by at least two referees under a double-blind peer review process, where both the referees and the authors are kept anonymous. Peer reviewers read the article and provide feedback to the editor based on its originality, soundness of methodology, impact to design research, and relevance to design practices. After collecting the referees’ review reports, the Sub Editor makes a recommendation on the acceptability of the paper to the Chief Editor.:
Recommendation: Based on the referees’ comments and the Sub-Editor’s recommendation, the Chief Editor makes a final decision on the acceptability of the paper and If an article finally meets editorial and peer standard, he communicates to the authors with the decision, along with referees’ reports. The final decision can be “Strongly Accepted “, “Marginally Accepted “, “Accepted with Changes “, “Revision required “, or “Rejected”. A revised paper should be re-submitted within 15 days of the decision. It will usually be returned to the original referees for evaluation.:
JMDET publish original and high quality research / technical papers only.