Editorial Workflow

Details of Editorial Workflow are mentioned below for satisfaction of the authors submitting their research work to Portico Science for peer-review process. This is the process through which every manuscript is scanned in the editorial board.

Peer review process of Portico Science starts with the online Manuscript Tracking System.Once the authors submit their work, Portico Science starts working on and Editorial Office review the work. If research work is meeting the standards and criteria of Portico Science on international standards for peer-review process the Manuscript is assigned to appropriate Editors. Selection of the Editors is based on the subject of the research work and also the availability of the Editors. It is also Our priority to assign the manuscript to the Editor who does not have any potential conflicts of interest with the authors of manuscripts.

Editors of portico science may reject the manuscript if it is not meeting the requirements of quality and standards for further peer review process. Also the subject and scope of manuscript should be justified, if the subject is not appropriate to the scope of the journal the journal can be rejected with no further processing.

Manuscripts meeting the requirements of quality standards set by Portico Science, the Editor consider it for further processing the manuscript is assigned to many other external reviewers with the considerations that the reviewers and authors do not have any conflict of interest.The external reviewers give their feedback on manuscript along with their recommendation of one of the following actions to the Editor:

  • Publish Unaltered
  • Consider to publish after Minor Changes
  • Consider to publish after Major Changes
  • Reject: flaws are found in the manuscript or it is not novel

When Editor receives reports from all of the external reviewers, the Editor can make one of the following editorial recommendations:

  • Publish Unaltered
  • Consider to publish after Minor Changes
  • Consider to publish after Major Changes
  • Reject: flaws are found in the manuscript or it is not novel

Publish Unaltered: On recommendations of publish unaltered, the manuscript will be reviewed again for final check by Portico Editorial Office for assurance of Journal’s policies and strategies. Once the entire process or peer-review is done the author is informed for the acceptance of manuscript and Article will be published on the website of Portico Science in the section of Journals.

Publish after Minor Changes:When external author recommend publishing with minor changes the request from editorial office is sent to the authors. Authors have to make changes in the manuscript as per external reviewers and submit final copy. Once the final copy is submitted by the authors, Editor reviews it for the minor changes and after complete satisfaction Acceptance will be issued for the manuscript.

Publish after Major Changes:When the external reviewers give a suggestion to publish with major changes the author is requested to revise the work according to the suggestion. On receiving a timely response from the author, reviewers will be again contacted to consider and review the manuscript. The revised report is received with   “Publish Unaltered,” “Consider after Minor Changes,” “Consider after Major Changes,” or “Reject” and Editor Process further accordingly.

In the case of Rejection, the manuscript will be rejected immediately. Whether it is the rejection from Editor or it is from a majority of the reviewers.

The Editors are authorized to reject the manuscript on bases of any of these justified reasons.

  • Subject is improper
  • Quality is lacking
  • Results are incorrect

The Editors is also authorized to assign their selves as an external reviewer of the research work. This authorization is the assurance of high quality of peer review process of a manuscript. Doing this makes the peer review process fair and unbiased.   The manuscript will only be accepted to publish in the journal when it is reviewed and recommended by Editor and more than one external reviewer.

It is also one of major criterion to publish the name of Editor with the manuscript. This is actually an acknowledgement and realization of hard work and contribution of an editor. This is an Editor who is striving to ensure the transparency of peer review process and supporting to run Portico Science.

There will always be a page of acknowledgement for the researchers performing peer review process in the journal. These are the researchers who have been doing the peer review for past year. There is a big contribution from peer review researchers for the success of Portico Science