1. Submission of article
The submitting or corresponding author submits the article to the JMER prior to registration online.
2. Editor’s basic assessment
The JMER checks whether the structure and formatting of the article meet the journal’s Author Guidelines to make sure it contains the required sections and stylizations. The quality of the article is not assessed at this stage.
3. Assessment by the Editor-in-Chief
The editor-in-chief evaluates whether the article is appropriate for the JMER, examines its originality and decides whether it worth of consideration. If not, the article may be rejected without being reviewed.
4. Invitation to Reviewers
The editor sends invitations to two appropriate reviewers, which assess the quality of the article in more detail.
6. Response to Invitations
7. Review procedure
The reviewer reads the article several times. When reading the first time, initial impression of the work is formed. If crucial problems are found out at this point, the reviewer may reject the article without further consideration. Otherwise, the reviewer will read the article several more times to form a detailed review. The review is then submitted to the JMER, with a recommendation to accept or reject it or revise.
8. JMER considers the reviews
The editor assesses all the returned reviews before making general decision. In case the reviews vary broadly, the editor may invite an additional reviewer to get an additional opinion before making a decision.
9. The review decision
The editor sends a decision to the author by e-mail containing all relevant reviewer comments.
10. Next Steps
If the article is accepted it sent to production. If the article is rejected or returned back to the author for revision, the editor should provide constructive comments from the reviewers to assist the author in improving the article. At this stage, reviewers should also receive by e-mail the outcome of their review. If the article was returned back to the author for revision, the reviewers in this case should anticipate to receive a new, improved version, unless they have pull out of further participation. If only minor corrections or changes were requested this review might be conducted by the editor.