Peer Review Process
The journal follows double blind peer review policy. The paper is sent to many reviewers (the experts in respective field) to review the paper in the light of journal's guidelines and features of a quality research paper. For papers which require changes, the same reviewers will be used to ensure that the quality of the revised paper is acceptable.
The journal follows a systematic review and publication policy:
Step - 1: The submitted manuscript is acknowledged within 12-24 hours upon receipt.
Step - 2: The manuscript/paper is sent to many reviewers (paper without the name and affiliations of the author(s). The review process takes maximum two weeks.
Step - 3: The review reports are collected from the reviewers and the executive editor will send the review reports to the authors including all terms and conditions of the publication.
Step - 4: If the paper is accepted subject to modification, the executive editor will send the review reports to the author/corresponding author including a formal request to modify the paper by seven days as per the suggestions of the reviewers. The executive author will send the modified paper to the same reviewers of the said paper to justify the modifications. If the paper is again returned by the reviewers, the paper is said to be finally rejected. The journal will not proceed with the said paper. However, in case of very minor changes, the editorial board may consider the paper for further modifications.
Step - 5: The accepted paper is processed for publication (soft copy) upon the successful completion of the journal’s terms and conditions.
Step - 6: Proof Reading. The executive editor will send the processed paper for publication (MS Word) to the author/corresponding author for proof reading.
Step - 7: The paper is published online first. The executive editor will notify the author/corresponding author about online publication with necessary download link. The author/corresponding author may request for any correction in published paper (in case of extremely important changes) within one week of online publication.
Step - 8: The journal is published in print within one until two weeks of online publication.
Step - 9: The executive editor will ask the authors of the published papers to send their correct and complete mailing address (with proper ZIP Code and postal code) by one week after print publication.
Step - 10: The executive editor will send the hard copy of the al-Ihkam journal if possible to the authors within one or two months after print publication.