AJBPS Review Process
American Journal of Biopharmacy and Pharmaceutical
The Journal Manuscript Management System
Manuscript submission is entirely online via the author portal on the @Editorial Assist platform. @Editorial Assist performs a technical review of the submitted manuscript (for example, whether an abstract is submitted, whether authors’ contact information is provided in the right format, etc.) and through the Managing Editor’s Office notifies the responsible Editors-in-Chief about the arrival of a technically complete submission
2. Check The Manuscript
The Editors-in-Chief further checks the submitted manuscript for compliance with the Journal’s scope and content guidelines.
Manuscripts outside the scope of the Journal are rejected by the Editors-in-Chief and the author notified via the Publication Manager. Manuscripts within the scope of the journal are assigned to Associate Editors and are put into the peer review process, either by the Editors-in-Chief or the assigned Associate Editor.
4. Reviewer’s Comment
Once the peer review comments are received, the handling Associate Editor or the handling Editor-in-Chief may make recommendation for action on the manuscript as follows:
- Acceptable as is.
- Acceptable with minor revisions (such as factual corrections, explanations to reviewer queries, form, or formatting).
- Acceptable only after major revisions (the manuscript will be reconsidered after more substantial additions and reorganization).
5. Editor Accepts/Rejects The Manuscript
Based on the recommendations, that is, accept without revisions, with minor revisions or after major revisions) or rejects the manuscript, a letter to the authors is generated to contain pertinent review comments, including the next steps to follow pursuant of the publication process.
6. Sent For Copy Editing
Once the manuscript is accepted, the publisher’s production team is notified to prepare and queue the manuscript for publication. The management office of AJBPS will be notified similarly of the progress of the accepted manuscript.
7. Sent For Final Approval
The publisher’s production team sends the galley proof of the accepted manuscript to the author for queries and final approval.
Once finalized, the publisher’s production team informs the Editors-in-Chief to engage instructions for the publisher to publish and index the fully formatted and corrected proofs of the paper.