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Peer Review Process

The editorial board consists of Editor-in-chief, acquisition editor, assistant editors, board members and the secretary. The editorial board is elected from the members of the Sri Lanka College of Venereologists at its annual general meeting. In addition to the editorial board, there is a panel of reviewers.

Peer review process of the Sri Lanka Journal of Sexual Health and HIV Medicine

The Editor-in-chief scrutinizes all the articles submitted by authors for their consistency with the author guidelines, timeliness and originality of the work. The Editor-in-chief, then tables the articles to the editorial board for selection based on importance of the research problem, clarity of writing, methodology, validity of data, scientific strength, and appropriateness for readers of the Journal.

Secretary of the editorial board informs the respective authors of the board decisions regarding submitted articles.

The Editor-in-chief sends selected articles for the peer review process and regularly obtains advice on individual manuscripts from reviewers (experts on the manuscript subject area). Usually each article is reviewed by at least two reviewers. Each reviewer is given a maximum of 14 days per review. In addition, opinions are sought from statistical reviewers before publication.

Editors reserve the right to modify style, shorten articles, make editorial corrections where necessary, and to determine priority and time of publication. All accepted articles for publication will be acknowledged to the corresponding author.

The type of peer review process of the Sri Lanka JoSHHM

There are essentially three stages at which an article can be reviewed:

  • Before the author submits it to the Journal (Pre-submission review)
  • Review by the journal, and
  • Review after it has been published

Pre-submission review: Sri Lanka JoSHHM recommends authors to seek pre-submission reviews from individuals or peer review service providers to improve their articles before they submit to Journal.

Type of review by the Sri Lanka JoSHHM: Sri Lanka JoSHHM follows the Open Review method for submitted manuscripts where reviewer and author are known to each other.

Post-publication review: finally, once an article is published (online), anyone in the world can review the article – commenting on how good or bad it is.

Section Policies

Editorial

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Leading Article

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Papers

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Case Reports

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Point of Views

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Miscellaneous

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

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