Peer Review Policy

Maayan International Journal of Commerce and Foreign Trade (MIJCFT) employs a double-blind peer review of all submitted manuscripts, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. A more in-depth description of our peer review process is below.

Initial In-house Assessment Stage

When the manuscript arrives at the editorial office of the journal, the editor-in-chief carries out an initial in-house assessment of the received manuscript based on the suitability of the topic according to the journal’s aims & scope, the author’s adherence to the journal’s guidelines (word count, language clarity, and format), research quality, the importance of the topic and relevance to the journal’s readership. If the manuscript does not pass these initial checks, the author will be contacted to revise the manuscript according to the journal criteria; however, the editor-in-chief might reject the manuscript immediately. Rejected manuscripts at this stage have serious flaws, are insufficiently original, have poor language, or do not fall within the aims and scope of the journal.

Authors whose manuscripts are rejected at this stage will be informed directly. This rejection can enable a fast decision if the manuscript is not suitable for the journal, enabling the author(s) to submit the paper to another journal quickly.

Plagiarism Check

Manuscripts submitted must be free from plagiarism content. All authors are suggested to use plagiarism detection software to do the similarity checking. Editors will also check the similarity of manuscripts by using leading plagiarism-detection tools.

Peer Review Stage

The Peer-review process is an essential part of the publication process; it definitely improves the quality of the article to be published. Peer review ensures an independent assessment and accuracy of the results described. With the collaboration of editors and reviewers, the Maayan International Journal of Commerce and Foreign Trade (MIJCFT) can ensure that the manuscripts we publish are among the most important in their respective disciplines. Maayan International Journal of Commerce and Foreign Trade (MIJCFT) administers an effective review system. Our Peer review is designed to choose technically valid research of significant interest. Our Referees are expected to find the flaws and request suggested advice to improve the quality of the article to be published. Our peer reviewer can only evaluate what the authors chose to include in the manuscript. Through this publication approach, our peer review process will identify fraudulent data before publication. All contributions submitted to the Maayan International Journal of Commerce and Foreign Trade (MIJCFT) that are selected for peer review are sent to at least one, but usually, two independent reviewers, selected by the editors. The editor’s decision on the choice of referees is final. Editors, authors and reviewers are required to keep confidential all details of the editorial and peer review process on submitted manuscripts. The peer review process is confidential and conducted anonymously; the identities of reviewers are not released. Reviewers must maintain the confidentiality of manuscripts.

  1. Accepted without any changes; means that the manuscript is acceptable for publication
  2. Accepted with minor revisions; means that the manuscript is acceptable for publication once it is revised in response to the reviewers’ concerns.
  3. Accepted with major revisions; means that substantive inadequacies in the manuscript, such as data analysis, the main theory used, and rewriting of paragraphs, need to be revised.
  4. Rejected, means that the manuscript is not acceptable for publication or that the given reviews relate to fundamental issues.

Final Decision Stage

At this stage, the editor will look through the resubmitted manuscript to make sure that the author(s) has revised the manuscript in response to the reviewers’ comments. At this stage of the final decision, the author(s) may be required to make further revisions, or the manuscript might be rejected if the author(s) did not adequately carry out the revisions suggested by the reviewers.

Copyediting, Layout Editing and Proofreading Stage

Once the manuscript is accepted by the editorial team, it will undergo a copyediting, layout editing and proofreading process to ensure the linguistic quality of the manuscript. After the editing stage is finished, authors are requested to double-check the PDF file of the final version before online publication.

Publication of accepted articles including assigning the article to the published issues will be made by Editor-in-Chief by considering the sequence of accepted dates and geographical distribution of authors as well as a thematic issue.