Time from receiving manuscript to initial (provisional)
approval/disapproval by editorial board
approval to completion of peer review
||Time for authors
to send back the correction or explanations to comments
by peer reviewers
||Time for final
acceptance by the editorial board based on peer review
||Time for authors
to send in the final corrected draft
||Time for JCDR
to set up the article in its format
||Time for authors
to do the final proof reading
JCDR to do the proof read changes
Time for JCDR
to Publish the Online First version ( Only if time to
Final publication is more than 15 days ) (Only if
requested by Authors - Paid Service)
manuscripts will be reviewed for possible publication on
the understanding that they are being submitted only to
one journal at one time and have not been published, simultaneously
submitted, or accepted for publication elsewhere.
The following is the
editorial workflow that every manuscript submitted to the
journal undergoes during the course of the peer-review
The entire editorial workflow is performed using the online
JCDR Pre Publishing Manuscript Management System.
Once a manuscript is submitted, the manuscript is assessed
by a Screening Editor for originality of work, Serious
scientific flaws and plagiarism.
Thereafter the article is handed over to the Editor based
on the subject of the manuscript and the availability of the
Editors. They then assess the article and inform the author
if the article has been accepted for peer review or has been
rejected. If rejected, the corresponding author will be
informed via an email.
If the Editor determines that the submitted manuscript is of
sufficient quality and falls within the scope of the
journal, they assigns the manuscript to a minimum of 2 and a
maximum of 5 external reviewers for peer-review. The
reviewers submit their reports in the standard format (
provided to them by the JCDR ) to the Editor and also grade
When all reviewers have submitted their reports, the Editor
can makes one of the following editorial recommendations:
There after the authors are notified to prepare and submit a
final copy of their manuscript with the required changes as
suggested by the reviewers.
The Editor reviews the
revised manuscript after the changes have been made by the
authors. Once the Editor is satisfied with the final
manuscript, the manuscript can be accepted.
The editorial workflow gives the Editors the authority in
rejecting any manuscript because of inappropriateness of its
subject, lack of quality, or incorrectness of its results.
The Editor cannot assign himself/herself as an external
reviewer of the manuscript. This is to ensure a
high-quality, fair, and unbiased peer-review process of
every manuscript submitted to the journal, since any
manuscript must be recommended by one or more (usually two
or more) external reviewers along with the Editor in charge
of the manuscript in order for it to be accepted for
publication in the journal.
The peer-review process is double blinded, i.e., the
reviewers do not know who the authors of the manuscript are
and the authors do not have access to the information of who
the peer-reviewers are.
A due acknowledgment for
the researchers who have performed the peer-review process
for one or more of the manuscripts in the past is made
on the journal website. Without the significant
contributions made by these researchers, the publication of
the journal would not be possible.
A Note on Withdrawal of
Some authors request
withdrawal of manuscript after submission. If the withdrawal
is done within the time span when the article is with Editor,
and for a genuine reason like problems discovered in data
etc , author is allowed the withdraw the manuscript without
If the author withdraws
manuscript any time after the manuscript has been sent to
peer review till the final decision, then unless there are
compelling reasons, the request is not entertained
without an penalty. this penalty may be in form of
payment to journal for its time and resources spent.
A Note on Corrections:
Post Publication of
assessment and external peer review the articles are
published. They then are open
to post publication peer review. In the rare instance of a
change required post publication then it is corrected in the
online version and notified as last updated on. A separate DOI number is then given and a notice to this effect is also
brought out in the next issue published.
A Note on Page
For first 4 years (
2007-2010) page numbering was continuous. Thereafter as the
number of articles published increased it is continuous only within an
year ( volume).
A Note on Tables and
JCDR started as an
online journal later went into print. From beginning it
makes image for both tables and Figures. Since technically
both are similar hence we label them in similar fashion and
follow a uniform pattern, which is less cumbersome for those
page setting the article. ( example Table/Fig 1, Table/Fig
A Note on JCDR Pre
This is a comprehensive
manuscript submission portal which address full needs of
Author, Reviewers, Editors as well as Providers ( page
setter, English editors, proof readers..) of JCDR. This was
developed in house tailored to the needs of JCDR as a long
term solution to growing submissions.