Manuscript Review Process

  • 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
  • Reject
  • If accepted with revisions, authors will have 45 days to provide the additional material and editing, and resubmit for publication through the online portal.