This Nigerian Journal of Neuroscience operates a double-blind peer review process: The authors anonymous to the reviewers and vice versa. All manuscripts will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper.
Once a manuscript submitted, it goes through the following editorial process:
- The manuscript and associated materials are checked for quality and completeness by the journal’s
- The manuscript is assigned to an editor.
- The editor and the editorial team decide whether or not to send the manuscript out to review;
the corresponding author is contacted with the decision.
- The editor contacts potential reviewers to ask them to review the manuscript.
- Reviewers read the manuscript and submit their reports.
- The editor and the editorial team discuss the reviewer reports, and decide whether the manuscript
or a revised version of it could be published in the journal.
- The editor contacts the author with the decision.
If the decision is negative, the author can choose to resubmit the manuscript after effecting the necessary revision. Alternatively, the authors can submit to another journal. If the decision is positive, the author will usually be asked to revise the manuscript and resubmit for the publication processes.
The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final. Editors are not involved in decisions about papers which they have written themselves or have been written by family members or colleagues or which relate to products or services in which the editor has an interest. Any such submission is subject to all of the journal's usual procedures, with peer review handled independently of the relevant editor.