Peer Review Policy

The British Journal of Global Ecology and Sustainable Development (BJGESD) subjects the submitted articles to extensive peer review.

The journal adopted a double-blind peer-review policy. At least two experts review each article of the journal.

The editor-in-chief makes the acceptance/ rejection decisions based on the peer reviewers' comments.

The editorial board members assist the editor-in-chief in decision-making on specific submissions as and when required.

Editorial board members also help complete the peer review process, such as assigning reviewers and taking follow-ups for smooth completion of peer review.

The editorial board members also ensure the peer reviewers' comments are communicated with the author.

We prefer that referees remain anonymous throughout the review process and beyond.

Reviewers primarily evaluate the manuscripts' originality, validity, and importance and provide detailed and evidence-based (with references) comments to help editors make publication decisions (accept, revise, or reject) and authors make improvements.

The following points are considered during the review process:

  1. Is the manuscript suitable for the BJGESD? Is it original and important?

The topic should be within the scope of the journal and should be of interest to the readers. Reviewers also need to judge the originality and importance of the manuscript.

  1. Are the results and conclusions well-supported?

Reviewers should highlight if the data are incomplete, insufficient, or errors because the data may fail to lead to the results and thus the conclusions.

  1. Are there any problems regarding statistics?

The statistics reviewer must ensure no flaws or errors regarding statistical methods and analyses.

  1. Confidentiality

Reviewers should respect and observe the confidentiality of the manuscript.