Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted to Indonesian Journal of Biomedicine and Clinical Sciences/InaJBCS will undergo a selection and assessment process by the Board of Editors to ensure their accordance with the writing guideline, focus, and scope, and that they are of excellent academic quality.  The manuscripts will be reviewed using the double blind peer review method in which case neither authors nor reviewers know each other’s identities.

Desk Review. At the desk review stage, manuscripts will be examined to ensure that they have met the writing guideline, focus, and scope with excellent academic quality. If they do not meet the conditions, the author will be given the opportunity to revise their manuscript according to the given criteria. However, there is also the possibility that the manuscript will be directly rejected.

Peer review. When the manuscript has passed the desk review stage, it will then be delivered to two reviewers who are experts in the field of the submitted manuscript. The review process will be done within 3 months. Manuscripts that did not successfully pass the desk review process will not proceed to this stage.

Reviewer’s decision. The reviewers will provide the following recommendations:

  1. Accepted; means that the manuscript is acceptable for publication
  2. Accepted with minor revisions; means that the manuscript is acceptable for publication once it is revised in response to the reviewers’ concerns
  3. Accepted with major revisions; means that substantive inadequacies in the manuscript, such as data analysis, the main theory used, and rewriting of paragraphs, need to be revised
  4. Rejected; means that the manuscript is not acceptable for publication or the given reviews relate to very basic issues

The reviewer’s decision will be considered by the Board of Editors to determine the ensuing process of the manuscript.

Revision Stage. Once the manuscript has been received with notations of minor or major revisions, it will be returned to the author with a review summary form. For manuscripts accepted with major revisions, authors are allotted 3 weeks to revise. Whereas for manuscripts accepted with minor revisions, 1 week is allotted for revision. When returning the revised manuscript, the author is required to fill in and attach the review summary form.  

Final decision. At this stage, the manuscript will be re-evaluated by the Board of Editors to ensure that the author has revised in response to the reviewers’ concerns. In this final decision, the manuscript may still be rejected if the author did not seriously conduct the revisions necessary.

Proofread. Once the manuscript has been deemed acceptable by the Board of Editors, it will undergo a proofreading process to maintain linguistic quality.

Publication confirmation. At this stage, the final layout of the manuscript will be resent to the author to ensure that the content is in accordance with the author’s writing. At this stage, the author may revise any typographical error found in the final manuscript. Once confirmation from the author is given, the Editorial Secretary will process the manuscript for online publication on the website as well as print publication.

The editorial board selects manuscripts that have good academic quality and ensures the submitted manuscripts are in accordance with the writing guidelines, focus, and scope of the journal. The manuscript is reviewed using the double-blind peer-review method where the author and reviewer do not know each other's identity.

Desk review. Manuscripts that do not meet the rules of writing guidelines, focus, and scope with good academic quality will be given the opportunity to revise the manuscript in accordance with the input provided or will be immediately rejected.

Peer review. Manuscripts that have passed the desk review will be submitted to 2 expert reviewers regarding the submitted manuscript. The review process is completed within 3 months.

The provisions of the reviewer's decision are explained as follows:

  1. Accepted; The manuscript can be accepted for publication
  2. Accepted with minor revisions; Manuscripts can be accepted after revision in response to input from reviewers
  3. Accepted with major revision; the manuscript lacks substantive, such as data analysis, the main theory, and paragraph rewriting, which need to be revised.
  4. Rejected; Manuscripts are not accepted for publication because they are not in accordance with the scope of the journal

The reviewer's decision will be considered by the Editorial Board to determine the next manuscript process.

Revision Stage. Minor or major revision notes will be returned to the authors along with the review summary form for revision. Manuscripts with major revisions are given 3 weeks of correction time. Manuscripts with minor revisions are given 1 week of correction time. The revised manuscript is submitted with the review summary form.

Final decision. Manuscripts that have gone through the revision process will be re-examined by the editorial board to ensure that the manuscripts have responded to the reviewers' concerns. Manuscripts can still be rejected at this stage if the author does not make revisions in accordance with the input given.

Proofread. The proofreading process is carried out after the manuscript is received by the editorial board to maintain linguistic quality.

Confirmation of publication. The final layout of the manuscript will be sent back to the author to ensure that the contents match the author's writing. The author can revise the writing errors found in the final manuscript. The publication process is carried out by the editorial secretary after the author confirms the final manuscript. Manuscripts are published online on the website and in print publications.