Peer Review Process
Stannum : Jurnal Sains dan Terapan Kimia operates a rigorous peer-review process that ensures scholarly excellence. All manuscripts submitted to Stannum for publication are double-blind peer-reviewed according to the following procedure.
Initial Review (technical review): The Editor-in-Chief and the Assistant Editor evaluate each manuscript to determine if the submitted manuscript has fulfilled all the predetermined criteria and that its topic and content is suitable for consideration.
Peer Review: The manuscripts firstly passes through the initial review. In the initial review, the paper is undergoing though journal and section editors review. Editors check for the suitability of the concept of the journal criteria as set in author guidelines, furthermore its manuscript is being checked for plagiarism as well are assigned to reviewers. Secondly, each paper undergoes evaluation by at least two reviewers of the respected field (Double blind review). Blind Reviewers are assigned by section or guest editor for evaluation of the manuscript, which should be based on the review form of the journal. The review process is conducted anonymously. Referees evaluate the manuscript based on its originality, content, soundness among others. The referees are asked to complete their reviews within four weeks. The reviewers' recommendations are as follows:
- Accept Submission: The submission will be accepted without revisions.
- Revisions Required: The submission will be accepted after minor changes have been made.
- Resubmit for Review: The submission needs to be re-worked, but with significant changes, may be accepted. It will require a second round of review, however.
- Decline Submission: The submission will not be published in the journal.
The manuscript should be accepted by two of the reviewers to proceed in other technical steps before publishing. If one of the reviewer accepts and the second rejects the manuscript, the journal section or gest editor sends the paper for the second round of evaluation to the other two respected field reviewers. Thus in these cases, the final decision is based on the second round which is also the final round that the manuscript may be evaluated.
The peer review process involved several steps which are summarized below: