Peer Review Process

The Iranian Journal of Veterinary Research (IJVR) reviews all the submitted manuscripts. The editor selects peer referees upon the recommendation of the Editorial Board members or from the specialist database owned by the Editorial Board. The peer-reviewers will be blinded with respect to the name and their affiliations of the author(s). Typically, the scientific review of manuscript is handled by an Associate Editor who selects at least two investigators in the field as referees according to recommendation of Editor or Editorial board. If decided necessary, review for statistics may be additionally requested. If there is marked discrepancy in the decisions among referees or in opinions between the author and referee(s), The Editor may send the manuscript to another referee for additional comments and recommended decision. The reviewed manuscript are returned back to the corresponding author with comments and recommended revisions. Name and individual decisions of the referees are not transmitted to the author nowise. The usual reasons of rejection are insufficient originality, serious scientific flaws, poor quality of illustrations, improper manuscript form or absence of message that might be important to the intended readers. Though the peer review process may in general take eight to ten weeks after submission of the manuscript, more time may be need to finalize the review process.  Revisions are usually requested to take account of criticism and comments made by referees. Failure to resubmit the revised manuscript within four weeks is regarded as a withdrawal. Corresponding author must indicate clearly what alterations have been made in response to the referees comments point by point. Acceptable reasons should be given for noncompliance with any recommendation of the referees. Once accepted, original articles will be published  with order.