All manuscripts submitted for publication in JSO are peer-reviewed in a single-blind manner (i.e. reviewers remain anonymous; authors are known to the reviewers). All manuscripts will be reviewed by a minimum of two external reviewers selected by the Editors in consultation with the Editorial Board.
The Editor-in-Chief will conduct a preliminary review, and send out to the reviewers who will have 14 days to complete their review and return comments to the Editors. The Editor will then prepare a decision letter based on the reviewers’ comments, and send to the corresponding author with the decision to:
Accept with minor or no revisions
Accept with major revisions
If accepted with revisions, authors will have 45 days to provide the additional material and editing, and resubmit for publication through the online portal.