Medical Journal of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences and Health Services

 

For Reviewers

All submitted manuscripts are sent to reviewers if they follow the scopes and guidelines of the Medical Journal. Firstly, a manuscript is sent to three referees then the chief editor decides to resend it to another referee if there is any conflict. The process of peer-review is double-blind. The authors will be asked to study the comments as well as the chief editor’s decision and respond to all required items one by one. In addition, the corresponding author should revise the manuscript technically regarding the guidelines. The editor-in-chief is free to accept or reject it or ask for further explanations at this stage.

The Medical Journal tries to make a “final decision” as soon as possible. Our policy is to evaluate the manuscript within approximately 2 weeks for the initiating the peer review process (will take 8 weeks at the most) or fast reject.

The manuscript will be retracted from peer review if the authors delay responding to the required comments or making changes based on the minor or major revisions. Otherwise, the corresponding author should re-submit it as a new process.