Peer Review Process

Editorial Board assessment
The ASR Editorial Board is made up of NSPS members and non members who are active scientists and experts in their fields. On submission, the Editor-in-Chief assign your manuscript to an Editor in one of the ASR disciplines. The Editor screen the manuscript for plagiarism via the Turn-it-in. The Editor will process the manuscript further and assign it to reviewers if the manuscript is of low similarity index and satisfies the requirements of the journal. The Board may reject manuscripts without further review, or review and reject manuscripts that do not meet ASR standards.

Independent Peer Review

Research papers across all submission routes are peer-reviewed by at least two independent experts. An editor will typically secure two independent peer reviews. However, a single negative review, with which the editor agrees, may be sufficient to recommend rejection. The names of the reviewers of Direct Submissions are confidential and not shared, unless express permission is granted by the reviewers. All submissions undergoes single blind peer review (Anonymous Reviewer/Disclosed Author). The assigned Editor evaluates the reviewers’ comments and make a recommendation to the Editorial Board , who makes the final decision. Based on the recommendations:

the article may be accepted;

the article may be rejected; or

the referees' reports may be sent to the authors for amendment or revision of the article;

if the article contains too many errors for the referees to comment fully on the scientific content, the authors will be asked to make major revisions and then resubmit the article for reviews.

The decision of the Board is communicated by the Editor to the Author. 

Submission of Revised Manuscripts

When authors have revised their manuscript in response to the referees' comments, they are asked to add their replies to the comments on the first page of their revised manuscript for transmission to the referees or attach an additional file addressing how the reviewers comments have been addressed. The revised version may be returned to the original referees who are then asked whether the revisions have been carried out satisfactorily. Depending on the referees' comments, the article may be accepted or subjected to another round of review.