Peer Review Process

All submitted papers are subject to a strict peer-review process. The practice of peer review is to ensure that high-quality scientific material is published, therefore the peer review is one of the most objective processes of our Journal. Our referees play a vital role in maintaining the high standards of our Journal.
The peer-review process at the Journal of Reproduction and Infertility includes the 
following steps:

Authors submit an article

  • The Chief editor verifies the relevance of the article to the journal's policy for publishing such papers

  • The chief editor chooses peer-reviewers, who are authorities in the selected fields (usually four and a biostatistician). The Procedure of review is double-blinded.

  • To help decide on the merits of the paper and reach a common conclusion on the paper's suitability for publication, the editor-in-chief usually asks for an editorial board gathering to study the peer reviewer's comments.

  • The authors may be asked to respond to the questions raised by reviewers if the paper is accepted for publication or a rejection letter is sent if not accepted.

  • The author/s are to respond in due time and clarify ambiguities if any.

  • Upon receiving the resubmitted paper, the reviewers (usually two out of three and the biostatistician) check for the author/s feedback on their comments.

  • Upon the last round of review and their approval, the paper is revised by editors and it is put in the queue for publication.