PEXACY International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science
The PEXACY International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science (PIJPS) follows a rigorous peer review process to ensure the quality, validity, and relevance of the articles published in the journal. Peer review is a critical component of scholarly communication, and PIJPS is committed to maintaining a transparent, fair, and unbiased review process.
Overview of the Peer Review Process
- Submission: Authors submit their manuscript to PIJPS, adhering to the journal’s submission guidelines.
- Initial Screening: The editorial team conducts an initial screening to assess the manuscript’s suitability, originality, and adherence to the journal’s scope and guidelines.
- Peer Review: If the manuscript passes the initial screening, it is sent to at least two independent, expert reviewers in the field.
- Reviewers’ Evaluation: Reviewers evaluate the manuscript based on predefined criteria, including scientific rigor, originality, methodology, significance, and clarity.
- Reviewers’ Recommendations: Reviewers provide detailed comments and recommend acceptance, revision, or rejection.
- Editorial Decision: The editor considers the reviewers’ recommendations and makes a final decision on the manuscript.
- Revision: If revisions are required, authors are given specific guidelines and a timeline to make the necessary changes.
- Final Acceptance: Upon satisfactory revision, the manuscript is accepted for publication.
- Publication: The accepted manuscript is published in PIJPS and made available to the global scientific community.
Types of Peer Review
PIJPS employs the following types of peer review:
- Single-Blind Review: Reviewers know the identity of the authors, but authors do not know the identity of the reviewers.
- Double-Blind Review: Both reviewers and authors remain anonymous to each other.
Responsibilities of Reviewers
Reviewers are expected to:
- Conduct the review objectively and constructively.
- Maintain confidentiality and not share the manuscript with others.
- Declare any conflicts of interest.
- Complete the review within the stipulated timeframe.
Responsibilities of Authors
Authors are expected to:
- Respond to reviewers’ comments in a timely and respectful manner.
- Make necessary revisions as per the reviewers’ and editor’s guidance.
Transparency and Integrity
PIJPS is committed to maintaining transparency and integrity in the peer review process. Any concerns or allegations of misconduct will be thoroughly investigated.
The peer review process at PIJPS is designed to uphold the highest standards of scientific excellence. By engaging experts in the field and following a systematic and ethical review process, PIJPS ensures that only high-quality, impactful research is published. This process reinforces the journal’s reputation as a trusted source of pharmaceutical science research and contributes to the advancement of knowledge and innovation in the field.