Reviewers play a pivotal role in scholarly
publishing. The peer review system exists to
validate academic work, helps to improve the quality
of published research, and increases networking
possibilities within research communities. ICSPS
relies on the double blind peer review process to
uphold the quality and validity of individual
Peer-Review Process (Double Blind)
1. The secretary office checks if the papers are
edited in accordance with the basic publishing
standard. Those who fail to meet the standard will
be rejected or required to make major changes before
2. Those pass the preliminary check will be sent for
Plagiarism and salami publications check. Papers
found to commit plagiarism or salami publications
will be rejected directly, and the left will be sent
to guest editors.
3. Guest editors will appoint 2-3 suitable TPC
members / sub-reviewers to review each paper based
on the reviewers’ research fields and topics of the
submissions. Reviewers will be allotted 1-2 weeks to
finish the review reports.
4. Guest editors make decisions (accept, accept with
minor revision, accept with major revision, and
reject) according to the review reports. If
necessary, the guest editor will discuss with other
TPC chairs in reaching the final decision.
5. Revisions (accept with minor revision and accept
with major revision) should be made before the
deadline and sent back for review again until meet
the accept standard, and the revised articles will
also be reviewed by the initial reviewers.