Editorial policy and peer review process:
All manuscripts will be peer reviewed by at least two reviewers prior to publication. The reviewers are selected from a reviewer database according to their specific expertise, the editorial board and editorial choice. Journal of Midwifery and Reproductive Health (JMRH) uses anonymous review policy so that the reviewers will not get the name and information of authors. Editor in chief or associate editors may decide to send the article to more reviewers if previous reviews were not concordant. Authors are encouraged to suggest names of three expert reviewers, but selection of the reviewers remains a prerogative of the Editor.
The reviewers are encouraged to complete the review within three weeks. The reviewers assess the paper’s suitability for publication against defined criteria. The reviewer is looking for a paper written with clarity in good English. It should be original and the conclusions supported by robust statistics and ethically sound data. The paper should present a coherent story. It is important that the paper fits the aims and scope of the journal. Associate editors send the reviewers' and their own recommendations to Editor in Chief about the manuscript. Editor in Chief reviews the comments of the reviewers and makes a decision that may be as: accepted, minor revision, major revision or rejected. It is unusual for an article to be accepted with no revision at this step. If revision is requested, the reviewers' comments will be sent to the authors for point by point response and revision of the article.
The whole review process depends on receiving referees comments and revising the manuscripts by the author based on these comments and may take few months. JMRH will try to make the time between submission and final decision as short as possible. Upon receipt of the revised article from the author and after final approval by referees, final decision will be done by the editor in chief and notification letter will be sent to the corresponding author.