Review Process

All published/accepted research articles in PJS undergo rigorous peer review, based on preliminary initial screening by the Editor-in-Chief then sent to the subject specialists i.e. one national and other international for thorough review and comments as an independent expert and then again to the authors for revision. This revised paper is sent to the Editor concerned for comments and if needed will be sent back to authors. After correction it will be sent to the Senior Editor for comments. After his comments it may be sent back to the authors or otherwise may send to Editor-in-Chief. Lastly the Editor-in-Chief will go through the manuscript thoroughly and critically and will send it back to the authors for proposed final revision. The Editor-in-Chief may accept or reject the paper based on the comments of the reviewers, editors, senior editor and the performance of the authors during the course of revision.
When paper is accepted or rejected with review then there will be two processes.

  • If rejected, then the Author is required to resubmit the paper after making full revision provided it is recommended by the reviewers, editors, Senior Editor.
  • If accepted and fulfills the best level of requirements then the paper is sent for Publication.
Why does the review process take time?
  • Peer review is a necessarily rigorous process, which demands proper time and attention.
  • Papers are be reviewed by a number of reviewers and members of the editorial team.
  • Delay will inevitably occur when reviewers are busy. As experts in their field, they may have a number of journals sending them papers to be reviewed.
  • Some journals may also receive high levels of submissions throughout the year.
  • The editorial team of our journal works tirelessly to ensure that peer review is as timely and rigorous as possible. Waiting times can vary depending on the journal and the subject area
Who are the Reviewers?
The reviewers are academic or professional researchers working in the field, familiar with the research literature, and authors of papers themselves. They offer their time and their expertise in order to assist for the improvement of papers and to encourage new research in their topic(s) of interest.
Role of Editor-in-Chief
  • Gatekeeper of the field of research.
  • The editor-in-Chief will consider the following:
    • Is the manuscript good enough for peer review?
    • Does it conform to Aims and Scope, style guidelines, and Instructions for Authors?
    • Does it make a significant contribution to the existing literature?
  • Unsuitable papers may be rejected without peer review which is the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief
  • If suitable, the paper will be sent out for peer review.
  • The editors and Senior Editor will recommend a decision, based on the reviewerscomments to the Editor-in-Chief.
  • The decision of Editor-in-Chief will be final.
Peer Review is the evaluation of work by one or more people of similar competence to the producers of the work (peers). It constitutes a form of self-regulation by qualified members of a profession within the relevant field; generally, the process of peer review involves an exchange between the journals,editorial team and a team of reviewers, also known as referees. After the reviewers receive a paper from the editor, they read it carefully and critically and provide individual critiques, usually within two weeks.
PJS is a peer-reviewed journal with broader scope. It publishes research and review articles, case studies that considers, issues regarding the Natural Sciences only which includes agriculture including, plant sciences, forestry, horticulture, Food technology, plant Breeding, Soil sciences, aquaculture, Fisheries, veterinary and Animal sciences evolution and genetics, microbiology, botanical sciences, Zoological Sciences, Marine sciences, biological Anthropology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Proteomics, Medicine and Surgery, Anatomy and Histology, Pathology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Gynecology, Experimental medicine, ophthalmology, Dermatology, pediatrics, Public Health, Physical Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Electronics, Mechanics, Nuclear Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Astronomy, Geography, Geology, Earth sciences, Applied Mathematics, computer Sciences and all fields of Engineering. It includes papers which are interdisciplinary in nature are covered by PJS. The Following statement entails the ethical conduct of all the parties of publication. The statement is explained here with all rules and regulations laid down by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


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