Community Medicine and Education Journal is dependent solely on scientific validity and coherence as judged by our editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field. CMEJ acknowledged the effort and suggestions made by its reviewers. CMEJ publishes peer-reviewed articles and is committed to ensuring ethics in publication and the quality of articles. Integrity in research publication has become a major issue of debate over the past years. To assure the highest standards for published articles, all parties involved in the publishing process (authors, editors, and reviewers) agree to meet the responsibility of standard publications ethics.
The practice of peer review is intended to ensure that only good science is published. As an objective method of guaranteeing excellence in scholarly publishing, it has been adopted by all reputable scientific journals. Our referees play a vital role in maintaining the high standards, which is why all incoming manuscripts are peer reviewed following the procedure outlined below.
(For procedures regarding Special Issues, see the Note at the end of this document).
Type of peer review
Submitted manuscripts will be processed by ‘double blind’ reviewing who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates the already published works, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication.
Reviewers are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:
- Original by stating the objectives and gap clearly
- Methodologically sound
- Follows appropriate ethical guidelines
- Has results/findings which are clearly presented and support the conclusions
- Correctly references previous relevant work
- Reviewers are not expected to correct or copyedit manuscripts. Language correction is not part of the peer review process.
Reviewers advise the editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board. Editor’s decision is final.