Haematology Journal of Bangladesh follows the double-blind review process which means the author(s) and the reviewers are anonymous to each other. All submitted manuscripts are read by our editorial staff who are experienced in their fields. We select only those research papers that meet our aims and scope and send them for peer review and finally for publication. However, manuscript submitted to be published as editorial are reviewed by the editorial board.
First of all, an editor is assigned for every manuscript received. An initial screening is done by the editor before it is sent to a reviewer for the formal peer-review process. In the initial screening, the manuscript is checked for scope and field of the work whether it meets the journal’s aims and scope, the grammar and spelling, plagiarism, and the references used. If any paper fails to meet the general requirements, the paper can get rejected.
After it has passed the initial screening process, the submitted manuscript is sent to at least two experts for further quality review. To ensure the integrity of anonymous peer-review, every effort is made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. This involves the authors, editors, and reviewers (who upload documents as part of their review) checking the text and the file properties.
Finally, the editor(s) reach(es) a decision on accepting or rejecting the paper or sending it back to the author with a request to resubmit after revision, by taking into consideration the reviewers’ comments. The decision is communicated to the author(s). The average duration of the peer review process is approximately 2 to 4 months usually.
Algorithm for review