Peer Review Process
JKTP will tightly undergo screening and review process to all manuscripts submitted. This aims at ensuring that all the articles fit into the journal's scope and are of sufficient academic quality and novelty to appeal to JKTP’s viewers. JKTP employs a double-blind peer review, in which both author(s) and reviewers’ identities are concealed from each other.
A newly submitted manuscript will be screened by the Editor-in-Chief for its conformity to JKTP scope and basic submission requirements.
If the manuscript passes the initial screening stage, it will be assigned to a handling editor, who will then send it to at two experts in the relevant field to undergo a double-blind peer-review. Manuscripts that fail to pass the initial screening will be rejected without further review.
A decision on a peer-reviewed manuscript will only be made upon the receipt of two review reports. In cases where reports differ significantly, the handling editor will invite an additional reviewer to get a third opinion before making a decision. At this stage, a manuscript can either be rejected, asked for revisions (minor or major), accepted as is, or (if significant changes to the language or content are required) recommended for resubmission for a second review process. If it is accepted, the manuscript will be returned to the submitting author for formatting. The final decision to accept the manuscript will be made by the Editor-in-Chief based on the recommendation of the handling editor and following approval by the board of editors.
A manuscript that requires revisions will be returned to the submitting author, who will have up to three weeks to format and revise the manuscript, following which it will be reviewed by the handling editor. The handling editor will determine whether the changes are adequate and appropriate, as well as whether the author(s) sufficiently responded to the reviewers' comments and suggestions. If the revisions are deemed to be inadequate, this cycle will be repeated (the manuscript will be returned to the submitting author once more for further revision).
At this stage, the revised manuscript will either be accepted or rejected. This decision is dependent whether the handling editor finds the manuscript to have been improved to a level worthy of publication. If the author(s) are unable to make the required changes or have done so to a degree below JKTP’s standards, the manuscript will be rejected.
Proofreading and typesetting
If the manuscript is accepted, it will go through a final round of editing and proofreading by an in-house language editor, following which it will be typeset and returned to the submitting author for final approval. All authors must approve this final version of the article before it can be officially published.