Peer Review Policy

International Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Biochemical Technology uses Double-Blind Peer Review policy for all the journals. Under this policy both the reviewers and authors identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process.

To facilitate this, authors need to submit the 'Title Page containing the Authors details' and 'Manuscript with no author details' as 2 separate files.

Overview of Peer Review

Peer review is a proven system to assess the quality of research and its presentation, prior to publication. Anonymous and efficient reviewers and editors with immense experience in the related field scrutinize the submitted manuscripts. The validity and originality of the manuscripts are judged on different levels of evaluation. The main aim is to publish an article which can be breakthrough in its area of study. According to a survey more than 1.5 million scholarly articles in different academic streams are published each year, therefore Peer review becomes a prominent tool to select which research should be brought to the attention of other researchers. It also gives authors feedback to improve the quality of their research papers before publication. The peer review system judges the validity, significance and originality of the work, rather than who has done it.

Process of Peer Review

The peer review process is based on three entities- The authors, the Editor-in-Chiefs and the reviewers.

The authors are those who research and write a manuscript. He/she is a person or group of persons who gives existence to anything which is original and can be a gem to a scholarly journal.

The Editor-in-Chiefs are those who do the initial and final screening of the submitted paper. When an author submits the paper, the Editor-in-Chiefs take the responsibility to check the overall fit of the manuscript to the related journal. This includes checking the format and length, clarity of the discussion and research methods used for developing the manuscript.

The reviewers are those who provide expert opinion and advice on the quality quotient of the manuscript. Reviewers are subject experts who are anonymous and may be voluntary. They help the chief editor to take a decision on the publication related aspects of the submitted manuscript. They are in continuous interaction with the editors and provide assessment and recommendation to the handling editor in relation to the manuscript

On submission, all articles undergo initial screening by the Editor-in-Chiefs to ensure that the articles are under the scope of the journal and suitable for publication. Thereafter, the articles are sent to at least two independent reviewers chosen by the Editor-in-Chiefs. The reports from the reviewers are then analysed and Editor-in-Chief makes the final decision on the manuscript. The decision on the manuscript is based on four options: no modifications required/ Minor modifications/Major modifications/rejection.

International Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Biochemical Technology belief

International Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Biochemical Technology believes in probity and rectitude of Peer Review Process and System, thence our every journal commence with following substantial recitation:

'All the articles in this journal have undergone meticulous and systematic Peer Review process, based on initial editing of Editor-in-Chief, anonymous reviews, consistent revision of the authors for quality quotient and a brainstorming session of editorial board on the value of the article for world-wide communities'

This proves International Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Biochemical Technology publication belief in peer


International Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Biochemical Technology expands its peer review process judiciously with this flow chart:

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