Peer-review policy & process

Manuscripts should be submitted via the Open Journal Systems (OJS), for manuscript preparation, see Author Guidelines.                                                        

The Editor-in-Chief makes an initial appraisal of each manuscript. If the topic and treatment seem potentially appropriate for the journal, the manuscript is assigned to a section editor who oversees the review process. Once the review process has been completed, the section editor recommends acceptance, revision, or rejection of the manuscript. The final decision is made by the Editor-in-Chief.

The Journal of Quran Education and Special Needs has a "double blind" review process: authors are not told who reviewed their paper and reviewers are not told who wrote the paper. Peer reviewers are informed of the identity of the authors after the manuscript is either accepted or rejected. The reviewers give their advice on publication opportunity, together with their observations to the editor in chief, which will transmit them to the authors. If the referents have contrary opinions, the editor in chief may ask the opinion of a third referent.

A decision on the manuscript generally may be expected within one month of submission; delays in obtaining reviews may prolong this process. Manuscripts are sent out for review electronically, and all correspondence takes place via e-mail.

After acceptance notification, the corresponding author should remit the final format of the accepted manuscript within not more seven working days after the acceptance notification.