IBLL observes the practice of peer review to ensure the quality of published research. The said practice is adopted by reputable research journals. Our review committee plays a pivotal role to maintain the high standard of research publication. All the manuscripts submitted to IBLL are peer-reviewed in the following ways:

  • Initial manuscript evaluation The Editor first evaluates all manuscripts. It is rare, but an exceptional manuscript can be accepted at this stage. Manuscripts rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, have poor grammar or English language, or are outside the aims and scope of the journal. Those that meet the minimum criteria are normally passed on to at least 2 experts for review.
  • IBLL employs double-blind reviewing, where both the reviewers and the authors remain anonymous throughout the process.
  • How the reviewers are selected, reviewers are matched to the research article according to their expertise and our database is constantly being updated.
  • Language correction is not part of the peer-review process, but referees may, if so wish, suggest corrections to the manuscript
  • Reviewers are asked to evaluate the manuscript on the following basis:
    • The originality of the paper
    • Soundness of methodology
    • Adherence to the appropriate ethical guidelines
    • Clarity of results and conclusions
    • Correct representation of the references

Timeline of the review process

  • The time required for the review process depends on the response of the reviewers. In case the reports of the reviewers contradict or a report is unnecessarily delayed, a further expert opinion will be sought. In rare cases for which it is extremely difficult to find a second reviewer to review the manuscript, or when the one reviewer’s report has thoroughly convinced the Editor, decisions at this stage to accept, reject or ask the author for a revision are made based on only one referee’s report. The Editor’s decision will be sent to the author with recommendations made by the referees, which usually includes precise comments by the referees. Revised manuscripts might be returned to the initial referees who may then request another revision of a manuscript.
  • A final decision to accept or reject the manuscript will be sent to the author along with any recommendations made by the referees and may include exact comments by the referees.
  • Editor’s Decision is final reviewers may advise the editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article.

Note for Reviewers

Those who want to act as reviewers of IBLL, may contact the editor. The benefits of refereeing for IBLL include the opportunity to read see and evaluate the latest work in their research area at an early stage, and to contribute to the overall integrity of scientific research and its published documentation. They may also be able to cite IBLL work   as part of their professional development requirements for various professional societies and organizations