Peer Review Policy

Once a manuscript is submitted to the Journal of Mechanics of Continua and Mathematical Sciences it goes through initial screening by a reviewer team (a part of regular reviewers) for scope and quality assessment initially. The article which passes the preliminary assessments is sent for peer review. The review process is an essential component of the publication process of an article. It helps the board of editors in deciding on an article and also enables the author to improve the manuscript.

Journal of Mechanics of Continua and Mathematical Sciences follows a double-blind review process.

Reviewers are assigned based on their subject expertise keeping the ethical concerns in mind. The peer-review process generally takes 4-5 weeks. Sometimes it may take some more time from the scheduled period for reviewing the papers because the reviewers are rendering their services voluntarily.

Reviewers make one of the following recommendations:

  • Accept unconditionally
    Accept, with or without editorial revisions.
  • Accept conditionally
    Invite the authors to revise their manuscript to address specific concerns before a final decision is reached.
  • Reject in current form
    Reject, but indicate to the authors that further work might justify a re-submission.
  • Reject outright
    Reject outright, typically on grounds of specialist interest, lack of novelty, insufficient conceptual advance, or major technical and/or interpretational problems.

The Final decision to accept or reject the article after review revisions lies with the decision of the board of editors.