Peer Review Policy

Journal of Contemporary Studies in Epidemiology and Public Health operates a double-blind peer reviewing process. The manuscript should not include authors' names, institutional affiliations or contact information. Also, authors' own works need to be blinded in the references. 

Before the manuscript is peer-reviewed by outside experts, all incoming manuscript submissions are subject to an initial screening by the editors. Manuscripts that fail to comply with the Manuscript Preparation Guidelines and Publication Ethics may be returned to authors for adjustment, or in cases where the non-compliance is beyond acceptable levels, may be rejected without further evaluation. Only manuscripts that fully comply with the Manuscript Preparation Guidelines and Publication Ethics will be sent for peer review to be reviewed by at least two referees. At times when deemed necessary, editors will seek assistance from additional expert reviewers in order to be able to reach a final fair decision.

The editors are doing their best to reduce the time that elapses between a paper's submission and publication in a regular issue. It is expected that the review process will be completed in about 3-12 months after submission, depending on reviewers' feedback and the editors' final decision. If revisions are requested, review process may become longer. At the end of the review process, accepted papers will be published with a DOI number on the journal’s website.