Peer Review Process

Al Kawnu: Science and Local Wisdom Journal uses an online submission and review system. The submission and peer review of every article must be managed using this system and based on the following Peer Review Policy.

  • Manuscript submitted online to Al Kawnu: Science and Local Wisdom Journal will be checked by the editorial board. The manuscripts are critically evaluated based on the journal’s submission criteria:

            a. Appropriateness to the focus and scope of the journal

            b. Evaluation of the similarity with Turnitin (not more than 30%)

            c. Appropriateness to the writing rules and Article Templates.

            d. Publication language

  • If the submitted manuscript is inappropriate with the guidelines or written in a different format, it will BE REJECTED by the editors before further review. The editors will only accept manuscripts which meet the assigned format
  • The review process involves at least two anonymous reviewers with double-blind review techniques specialising in the field concerned for contribution, originality, relevance, and presentation.
  • The Reviewing process will consider novelty, objectivity, method, scientific impact, conclusion, and references.Each manuscript must be reviewed at most four weeks after the reviewer receives an e-mail from the journal editors.
  • The editor will make the final decision regarding the submission to the corresponding author based on reviewer’s recommendation. Decision categories include : Accepts; Revision Required; Resubmit for Review; Decline/Rejected)
  • Editorial Board shall protect the confidentiality of all material submitted to the journal and all communications with reviewers.