Peer Review Process

Al-Kimia Journal uses a double-blind peer-review policy, in which the identity of both authors and the reviewers is kept hidden until the submitted article is published.

The research article submitted to this online journal will be peer-reviewed by at least 2 (two) reviewers. The accepted research articles will be available online following the journal peer-reviewing process. The final decision on article acceptance will be made by the Editors according to the Reviewer's comments. The language used in this journal is English or Indonesia.

Peer review is designed to assess the validity, quality, and often the originality of articles for publication. Its ultimate purpose is to maintain the integrity of science by filtering out invalid or weak-quality articles.

From a publisher's perspective, peer-review functions as a filter for content, directing better quality articles to better quality journals and so creating journal brands.

Running articles through the process of peer-review adds value to them. For this reason, publishers need to make sure that peer review is robust.

Editor Feedback

"Pointing out the specifics about flaws in the paper's structure is paramount. Are methods valid, is data presented, and are conclusions supported by data? 

If an editor can read your comments and clearly understand your recommendation's basis, then you have written a helpful review. 

Peer-Review at Its Best

What peer review does best is to improve the quality of published papers by motivating authors to submit good quality work and helping to improve that work through the peer-review process.

Each submitted article is evaluated on the following basis:

  1. The originality of its contribution to the field of scholarly publishing;
  2. The soundness of its theory and methodology gave the topic;
  3. The coherence of its analysis;
  4. Its ability to communicate to readers (grammar and style); and
  5. The writing format matched the journal's submission guide. The normal turn-around time for screening and evaluation of manuscripts is 2 to 6 months from the date of submission. Assuming, the incoming paper is accepted by the editor will be forwarded to the section editor according to the field for approximately one day. Then the Section editor will analyze it for 14 days. The section editor will send it to 2 or more reviewers within an estimated one month. The results obtained will be notified to the author one day after summarizing the reviewer's decision.