Peer Review Process

AJNSA abides by the world standard principles of the peer-reviewing (e.g. response time, double-blind review, selections of reviewers and conflict of interest).

  • Authors have to provide a list of candidate reviewers, and AJNSA has the right to adopt such list or select other reviewers.
  • In case of a conflict of interest, reviewers are obliged to inform the editor about such conflict, upon receiving the invitation to review the manuscript.
  • Utmost confidentiality is ensured by AJNSA during manuscript handling.
  • Handling time strict rules are adopted by AJNSA.  

 (III) Publication Ethics

  • AJNSA shall ensure the full compliance of the ethical codes by the authors, AJNSA editors shall make all efforts to identify, detect and prevent data fabrication, falsification, a duplicate submission, plagiarism practices … etc.
  • In case of detection of a violation of publication ethics, strict actions may be considered including the rejection of the submitted manuscript. The actions may also include the formal withdrawal of the publication from the journal if it has been already published.
  • AJNSA adopts strictly defined practices and policies to ensure the non-participation of editors in publication decisions whenever they participate in authorship.
  • Editors and peer reviewers have to ensure the absence of a conflict of interest.
  • Authors are responsible for ensuring that the results of clinical studies are approved by the relevant competent health authorities in the country where these studies were conducted
  • Genuine comments on any published work are allowed by AJNSA, provided the authors are requested to respond to these comments before they are published.
  • AJNSA editors welcome authors or readers to notify on any errors discovered in the journal. An erratum will be referred to in a later issue of the journal.