|Publishing Frequency||July and December|
The peer-review wishes to improve the manuscript's quality and of the material that is eventually published. Conscientious peer review takes time to ensure the quality of scientific journals. Your dedication and commitment to reviewing the Journal of Contemporary Islamic Communication and Media are much appreciated. The Journal of Contemporary Islamic Communication and Media adheres to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). We make every effort to ensure that peer review is fair, unbiased, and timely. Acceptance or rejection of a manuscript for publication is based on the importance, originality, and clarity of the manuscript and the validity and relevance of the study to the Journal's scope.
We have identified potential reviewers, including the editorial board, personal knowledge, author suggestions, and bibliographic databases. Reviewers' evaluations are very important in deciding whether or not to accept a manuscript for publication. The Journal of Contemporary Islamic Communication and Media have a double-blind review process in which the authors' details are hidden from the reviewers, and the identities of the reviewers are hidden from the authors. Reviewers can choose to sign their reviews if they wish.
Reviews should be conducted fairly and objectively in which personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. If the research reported in the manuscript is flawed, criticize the science, not the scientist. Personal criticism may promote useful ignorant comments, making your review less useful to your field. Criticisms should be objective, not merely differences of opinion, and intended to help the author improve his or her paper.
It would help if you declined to review manuscripts in which you have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers. If your previous or present connection with the author(s) or an author's institution might be construed as creating a conflict of interest, but no actual conflict exists, please include this issue in your confidential comments to the editor. If in doubt, please contact the editor who requested the review before accepting.
Respect the confidentiality of the manuscript, which is sent to you in confidence. It would be best if you did not discuss unpublished manuscripts with colleagues or use the information in your work. If you feel a colleague is more qualified than you to review the paper, do not pass the manuscript on to that person without first requesting permission to do so from the editor. Your review and your recommendation should also be considered confidential.
If you choose to remain anonymous, ensure that you avoid comments to the authors that might serve as clues to your identity.
Your Comments to the Editor will be submitted to the Managing Editor and the Editor-in-Chief only. These should include any possible conflicts of interest. Comments and constructive criticism of the manuscript should be placed in the Comments to the Author.
Please contact the Journal Editorial Assistant, available through Editorial Manager.