Each paper in every issue is reviewed (Peer Review) by the experts from the concerned field. The policy is double blind peer review. The list of referees is published in respective issue of the journal at the end in such a way that author of a paper or referee or vice-versa cannot identify each other. Referees are advised to inform the Chief Editor about any potential conflict of interest as soon as he/she receives the invitation to review the manuscript. Further, their judgments should be objective and be treated confidentially. Any relevant published work which is not yet cited should be pointed out to the authors by the referees. Decision of the Chief Editor / Editorial Board is final. Mention of a pesticide or a commercial or proprietary product does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation for the use by the Journal.
The editorial process is consisted of 9-steps in online mode:
Submission of ethical statement is must while sending article to the Journal (IJMFM&AP). On receipt of an article through email to the Chief Editor (at [email protected]) (Article submission>https://www.ijmfmap.in/article_submission.php), the article is marked by ‘date of receipt' and is allotted a manuscript (MS) number. Observing the suitability of article to the journal as mentioned in https://www.ijmfmap.in/index.php, an acknowledgement for the article is sent to the corresponding author through email. If the author does not submit the ethical statement (https://www.ijmfmap.in/ethical_statement.php), along with the article, the corresponding author is requested to submit an ethical statement through email. Further, if author still fails to submit the ethical statement, the article is not processed and after 1-month the article ceases to be qualified for consideration and is omitted from the list.
After receipt of article and author’s ethical statement, the article is checked for plagiarism by special software provided by iThenticate. If the article is showing more than 20 per cent similarity, the corresponding author is informed to re-submit the article by removing similarity as per software report and bring their article to the level of <20 per cent similarity. The author who fails to re-submit their article with less than 20 per cent similarity, his/her article is not considered for further processing and omitted from the list.
After receipt of article with less than 20 per cent similarity, the corresponding author is requested to credit the Article Submission Charge (ASC) as mentioned on the website>https://www.ijmfmap.in/article_submission_charge.php to the society’s / journal bank account. Paying a submission fee does not guarantee the acceptance of article and is charged to cover the article handling and peer review costs. This fee is non-refundable.
Confirming the credit of ASC, a request letter is sent through email to an expert of concerned field for review. The selection of reviewer is made by Editor-in-Chief or members of Editorial board. On receipt of consent from reviewer, the manuscript bearing MS-number on the top of the first page without the name of authors, affiliation/address and email (i.e., by deleting the author/s identity) along with an evaluation form is sent through email as attachments for review. The journal follows the Double Blind Review Policy.
After receipt of reviewed article and evaluation report from the reviewer, a letter is sent to the concerned author of the article along with reviewed article and evaluation report for revision through email as attachments. The signed evaluation report is not sent to the author.
After receipt of revised article, the article is again checked for plagiarism by special software provided by iThenticate. The article having less than 20 percent similarity is considered for publication.
After receipt of the revised article, showing less than 20 per cent similarity, the article is thoroughly scrutinized by the Chief Editor or the members of Editorial Board for its adherence/compliance to the format of the Journal. If the article is not structured as per the ‘list of requirements’, the Corresponding Author is informed and is advised to rectify and resubmit the paper / article accordingly. The paper may be rejected at this stage if the incorporation of suggestions/corrections etc. is found unsatisfactory and the revised article does not meet the ‘list of requirements’.
After receipt of the revised article, the corresponding author is sent an ‘Acceptance letter’ and requested to credit the ‘Article Publication Charge (APC)’ as mentioned on the website >https://www.ijmfmap.in/policy_change.php to the society’s / journal bank account and is non-refundable.
Before sending it to the Press, the selected articles are re-examined until Chef Editor or members of Editorial board is satisfied. After typesetting, the whole issue (pdf format) is sent to the authors and all members of the Editorial Board for any correction/remarks. A waiting period 7-10 days are provided for any suggestions and corrections. The concerned article is corrected as per the suggestions / comments. Afterwards, the final corrected version of the issue is published online on the website>https://www.ijmfmap.in/journal.php and printed subsequently.