Iran J Vet Surg, Print ISSN: 2008-3033, Online ISSN: 2676-6299

After a paper is submitted to the journal, the editor-in-chief assigns the manuscript to an editor. The editor screens the manuscript and decides whether or not to send it for full peer review. Some Manuscripts are sent to the author for some correction before peer review. Some manuscripts were rejected before peer review if they are not according to the journal's aim and scope. It is focused on providing prompt processing of the submitted manuscript by the organizing committee and peer reviewers.

The journal uses a double-blinded peer-review system, in which the authors and the reviewers do not know each other. Generally, a minimum of 4 reviewers are chosen for review. Peer reviewers are ideally experts in their field. The editor has to be careful to select reviewers who have sufficient subject matter expertise to do justice to the manuscript. Highly technical papers or papers from niche subject areas may take longer to review, because it may take editors some time to locate appropriate reviewers.

This journal gives authors the option of recommending preferred expert reviewers. However, inviting these reviewers is up to the editors' decision. Authors would do well to take advantage of this option as it can expedite the review process since it saves the journal time in looking for reviewers.

The peer review is completed once at least 2 reviewers send the journal a detailed report with their comments on the manuscript and their recommendations. Typically, the journal asks reviewers to complete their reviews within 2 weeks. A reminder for reviewing will be sent after the first deadline to reviewers if no answer is received. The authors should answer the reviewer's concerns appropriately. This process may repeat several times until the reviewer accepts or rejects the manuscript.

Finally, journal editors and the editorial board consider the peer reviewers’ reports and make the final decision to accept or reject the manuscript for publication. However, acceptance requires at least two reviewers' positive recommendations.

Journal does not guarantee manuscript acceptance or very short peer review times.