Peer Review Process

Description of Peer Review Process

The Journal of Genetic Resources (JGR) is a Semi-annual & English Journal, with the Double-blind Peer Review process. The time taken from the Submit to Published online of the Manuscript, is up to two months.

A) Peer Review Process

Peer review is a formal part of scientific communication that evaluates works by one or more people with similar competences as the producers of the work (peers). Because unbiased, independent, critical assessment is an intrinsic part of all scholarly work, including scientific research, peer review is an important extension of the scientific process. The aim of this process is to improve the accuracy, clarity, and completeness of published manuscripts and to help editors decide which manuscripts to publish. But, it does not guarantee manuscript quality and does not reliably detect scientific misconduct.

Types of peer review: Peer review process comes in different forms. Each system has its own advantages and disadvantages. 1: Single-blind review (In this type of review, the peer review process is performed by anonymous reviewers, the most common type); 2: Double-blind review (In this form, both the reviewer and the author are anonymous in this model); 3: Triple-blind review (Reviewers are anonymous and the author's identity is unknown to both the reviewers and the editor); and 4: Open peer Review (Authors and reviewers are known to each other)


The Journal of Genetic Resources (J Genet Resour) accepts submission via its online submission system. The submitted manuscript must be accompanied with a cover letter in which the authors should state why the manuscript should be considered, evaluate on any issues relating to the editorial policies and declare if they have any competing interests. The authors of received manuscripts are also asked to submit a copyright declaration of competing interests as part of their manuscript. After preliminary assessment by the editor, the article is sent out to peer reviewers, although submissions that are out of scope for the journal or are of an unacceptably low standard may be rejected without review. Potentially suitable manuscripts will generally be reviewed by three experts in the field with the aim of reaching a first decision as soon as possible. The final decision is made on the basis that peer reviewers are in accordance with one another, or that at least there is no strong dissenting view. In cases where there is strong disagreement, either among the peer review or between the authors and the peer reviewers, advice is sought from an editorial board member or a researcher of similar standing.   


B) Journal Review Processing Plan (Pipeline Plan)