Peer Review Policy

Publication of articles in Open Access Health Scientific Journal is dependent solely on scientific validity and coherence as judged by our editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field. OAHSJ acknowledged the effort and suggestions made by its reviewers. 

Initial evaluation of manuscripts

The Editor will first evaluate all manuscripts submitted. Although rare, yet it is entirely feasible for an exceptional manuscript to be accepted at this stage. Those rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, or are outside the aims and scope of the OAHSJ. Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to experts for review (This process is about 14 days).

Type of peer review

All manuscripts received by the editors of Open Access Health Scientific Journal will be reviewed by peer reviewers according to field of health study, at least 2 people with Double-Blind Review Process. The final decision will be taken by the editor-in-chief based on the comments from the reviewers at the editorial board meeting forum.

Review reports

Reviewers are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:

  • Is original by stating the objectives and gap clearly
  • Is methodologically sound
  • Follows appropriate ethical guidelines
  • Has results/findings which are clearly presented and support the conclusions
  • Correctly references previous relevant work
  • Reviewers are not expected to correct or copyedit manuscripts. Language correction is not part of the peer review process.

Decision

Reviewers advise the editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board. Editor’s decision is final (This process is about 30 days).

Becoming a Reviewer

If you are not currently a reviewer for OAHSJ but would like to be added to the list of reviewers, please contact us. The benefits of reviewing for OAHSJ include the opportunity to see and evaluate the latest work in related research area at an early stage, and to be acknowledged in our list of reviewers. You may also be able to cite your work for OAHSJ as part of your professional development requirements. OAHSJ's reviewers are volunteers who contribute their expertise to the science, thus no financial payments are made