From the moment the article is received on the website until it is published, the paper will go through different stages as per the following order:
1- The initial review stage
At this stage, articles with the proper structure based on the "Article Editing Guide" are sent to the editorial board of the journal for review. At this point, articles with the appropriate scientific content which are consistent with the aim and scope of the journal, will be initially approved and the editorial board a will select a reviewer of their peers for them. This process usually takes between 3 to 10 days.
2- The Review stage
The articles that have been approved in the previous stage, are sent to at least two reviewers who have an opinion on the subject of the article, and after the review, articles are divided into one of the three categories according to the outcome of the review:
1. Articles that need no correction and can be published as they are;
2. Articles that can be published after revisions based on reviewer's comments;
3. Articles that are not publishable.
Obviously, the first category articles will be published immediately the admission. The second category will be sent to the article's main author in order to get revised according to reviewer's comments, and non-printable articles will be removed from the publication path while informing the author of the article. This stage usually takes 2 to 3 months.
3- The Revision stage
At this stage, the author or authors of the article must make revisions based on the reviews within a maximum of 15 days from the date of receiving the article or explain their reasons for not needing revisions through the journal website. An article may need to be revised two or three times before its content is deemed acceptable by the journal editors. After the revisions are approved by the editors, the article is referred to the author.
4- The final acceptance stage
After revising the article based on the reviewer's comments or providing sufficient reasons for not needing revisions, the article will be put in the publication queue and a written letter about the final acceptance and publication of the article will be sent to the author.