Peer review process and responsibility of the reviewers

The Editors-in-Chief will perform an initial appraisal of every submitted manuscript based on its work with the main target and scope of the Journal. Manuscripts submitted to the Journal will be approved by the Editor-in-chief followed by formal peer review process conducted in collaboration with editorial board members. The article is subject to assessment by the Executive Editor, Assistant Editors and Associate Assistant Editor and it is their moral and ethical obligation to accept or reject the article based on the merit, without any conflict of interest. The editors are expected to accept the article for peer review when they are reasonably sure about the quality and authenticity of work, while doing so the anonymity of reviewers will be preserved.

Peer review is the major quality maintenance measure for any academic journal. In this process, experts in the relevant fields analyze the scholarly work from every perspective, including its writing, the accuracy of its technical content, its documentation and its impact on and significance to the discipline. Reviewers play a pivotal role in scholarly publishing and their valuable opinions certify the quality of the article under consideration, establishing a standard for evaluation within research communities.

The final decision to publish the revised manuscript is made by the Editor-in-Chief.

The Editors-in-Chief and Executive Editor will communicate the overall result of the evaluation (rejected, accepted or accepted with modifications), including the reviewer's comments (Review process of the Journal attached)


Confidentiality and privacy statement

Editors and reviewers will treat all submitted manuscripts in strict confidence. The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party. 





Review Process of the Journal


Paper ID:



Paper title:

Reviewers name and signature:

Receiving date by reviewer:

Review period: Three to four weeks


Scale 1:  Needs improvement  

Scale 2:  Average

Scale 3:  Good

Scale 4:  Very good

Scale 5:  Excellent


         Manuscript rating questions




The paper is written in grammatical and clear english




The writing style is appropriate to the work




The title is appropriate to the content




The abstract accurately describes the content of the paper




The length of the paper is appropriate




The conclusions are borne out by the reported results




The tables and figures are necessary and appropriate




The papa is original




The paper is highly technical quality




Contributions and significance




Clarity and expression




Comments to Author:



Confidential comments to editor:



Reviewer decision (recommendation) tick the appropriate one




Minor revision

Major revision






Thank you very much for your contribution


Executive Editor

Journal of Research for Development



Publication policy and ethics

We publish articles that emphasize submission of original and unpublished articles which are critically reviewed before publishing tthese. Papers should be written in English and abide the principles of using grammar and terminologies. The Journal doesn’t support plagiarism and use of any fraud data. The work submitted for publication shouldn’t at the same time be submitted in any other journal till the final decision of the Editorial Board. The authors ought to clearly cite all the relevant literature referring to the work submitted for publication in the text as and also in the references section. The author(s) is also required to mention the funding source and agency (if any) which has provided assistance to carry out the research work. Authors are expected to be aware of, and comply with, best practice in publication ethics specifically with regard to authorship (for example avoidance of ghost or guest authorship), dual submission, manipulation of figures, competing interests and compliance with policies on research ethics. 

All manuscripts involving human participants or using human blood, tissues and other samples as also medical records need to be submitted along with a clearance certificate from the Institutional Ethics Committee. For Clinical Images and case series duly signed Patient Consent Form needs to be submitted along with the manuscript. Studies involving animals ought to be submitted with a clearance certificate from the Institutional Animal Ethics Committee.