Peer Review Policy
JCC employs a peer-review process to enhance the quality, clarity, and accuracy of published manuscripts while assisting editors in deciding which submissions are suitable for publication. All manuscripts submitted to JCC undergo a rigorous double-blind review, ensuring that reviewers' identities remain undisclosed to the authors and vice versa.
Upon submission, potentially appropriate manuscripts are reviewed by experts in the relevant research field as soon as possible. Reviewers are requested to disclose any conflicting interests that could affect their assessment of the manuscript.
The standard peer-review process at JCC is as follows:
- All submissions are first reviewed by JCC editors to ensure adherence to the journal's requirements, including scientific values, English composition, and ethical considerations.
- Next, a handling editor is assigned to the submission, who invites referees to review the manuscript.
- After receiving conclusive referees' reports, the editor makes the first decision on the manuscript, which could be Acceptance, Revision, or Rejection.
- Upon receiving a revision with documented explanations, the editor consults with the referees to make the final decision on the manuscript. Acceptance is only issued when detailed and conclusive reports confirm the manuscript's value and contribution to the relevant field.
- For submissions from Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editors, Guest Editors, or other journal board members, the paper is handled confidentially by a different team member.
- For submissions to Special Issues, if there are conflicts of interest between the Guest Editors and authors, the submissions are handled by another Editor from the Editorial Board who manages the peer-review process and makes the final decision.
JCC provides reviewers with a review report template to ensure that the review process is systematic and streamlined. Reviewers are expected to focus on the scientific quality and presentation of the manuscript, providing constructive comments to improve its overall quality.
JCC is committed to maintaining the highest standards of publication ethics and takes publication malpractice and conflicts of interest seriously. All authors, JCC editors, and referees are required to disclose any conflicts of interest.
The peer-review process is confidential, and reviewers are expected to treat it as such. Reviewers must not disclose any confidential information obtained during the review process or take advantage of it before the manuscript is published.
At JCC, we believe that an efficient editorial process that leads to timely publication provides a valuable service to both authors and the scientific community.
Authors must submit their manuscripts via JCC's online submission system along with a cover letter that justifies the manuscript's acceptance, evaluates any concerns related to JCC's editorial policies, and discloses any conflicts of interest. Authors of accepted manuscripts are also required to submit a copyright declaration form stating whether any competing interests exist in their manuscripts.