Peer Review Process

The peer review process at The Asian Journal of Professional & Business Studies (AJPBS) follows the steps outlined below:

  1. Preliminary Evaluation: The Editor and Editorial Board review submitted manuscripts to ensure they comply with the journal's scope and guidelines. Manuscripts that meet the criteria proceed to the next stage.

  2. Plagiarism Checking: Submitted manuscripts undergo a plagiarism scan to ensure originality. If the similarity percentage (excluding references) is below 30%, the manuscript moves forward. Plagiarism reports are not shared with referees unless requested.

  3. Referee Evaluation: At least two external referees, selected based on their expertise, review the manuscript. Referees evaluate aspects such as originality, methodology, contribution to the literature, results presentation, and referencing. Two positive reports are typically required for acceptance. Conflicting reports may lead to a third referee evaluation.

  4. Revision: When revisions are requested, authors should consider the referees' feedback and submit a revised manuscript within 30 days. Failure to meet this deadline results in removal from the evaluation process.

  5. Final Evaluation: Following positive referee opinions, the Editor or Editorial Board makes the final publication decision. Accepted manuscripts are scheduled for publication, while rejected manuscripts are not returned to the authors.

Timeframe: AJPBS Journal aims to complete the peer review process within 4 weeks (28 days) after submission, including initial evaluation, referee evaluation, and final decision. However, the process may take longer based on revision requests from referees.

Note: This shortened version provides a concise overview of the peer review process at AJPBS Journal.