Peer Review Policy

International Journal of Zoology and Biosciences is a Peer-reviewed journal. The process involves a closed review of the manuscript by two peers, concealing the identities of the author and the reviewers. The sole reason for the peer review is to avoid any conscious or subconscious bias. We strive for a quick review and with that, the complete circle of one paper’s peer review takes about a week.

The sequence goes as follows:

Preliminary Submission

The author submits the research paper through the Online Submission Form or sends the manuscript to [email protected].

Authors are invited to nominate a list of three potential expert reviewers in their accompanying letter. These reviewers must not have a conflict of interest with the authors or the paper content, and the Editorial Board may decline to contact any of the reviewers suggested by the authors. 

Initial Screening of the paper

After the receipt of the paper, it is forwarded to the section editor, who first reviews the submission to ensure the quality and scope of the journal.  Another essential element that is checked upon in the initial screening is the presence of plagiarism. If plagiarism is encountered, the paper is suggested for revision or rejection, depending on the plagiarism count.

Blind Review by Peers

The paper from the editor is forwarded to two peers for blind review. The referees generally evaluate the paper on the following aspects:

  • To judge the relevance of the literature studied.
  • To study the Methodology defined and adopted.
  • To check the integrity of the scientific work.
  • To evaluate the study’s findings and their significance to academia.
  • To ensure the accuracy of inappropriate or flawed analysis or existence of plagiarism or incorrect references.

Paper evaluation by referees consumes approximately a week, henceforth the assessment scores, with the review comments being forwarded to the Chief Editor for a final valuation. 

Final Assessment by Editor-in-Chief

The Editor-in-Chief reviews the comments and assessment scores, shared by the referees. Basis a quality check for Grammar, Language, Layout, and Format, Style and Graphics Quality of Illustrations and the peers’ score, the Editor-in-Chief gives his final judgment of whether Reject, Accept Changes, or Accept as it is for publication. If minor changes are required for acceptance, then the manuscript sends to the author for revision. After revision, the Chief Editor sends the acceptance communication with proof galley to the author. After receiving the article processing fees paper will be published.