International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)
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IJCMAS operates peer review process based on the guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics

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Editorial Policy

Appeal Policy Against Editorial Decision

Policy on Appeal Against Editorial Decision as per COPE Guidelines:

At the International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS), we are committed to maintaining a fair and transparent editorial process. We recognize that authors may occasionally have concerns or disagreements regarding editorial decisions. To address such situations, we have developed the following guidelines for authors who wish to lodge an appeal against an editorial decision, in accordance with the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE):

  1. Grounds for Appeal:
    • Authors may lodge an appeal if they believe that the editorial decision was based on factual errors, misinterpretation of their research, or if they have identified significant issues with the editorial process that may have impacted the decision.
    • Appeals should be based on substantial concerns and should not be used as a means to challenge a decision solely because authors disagree with the outcome.
  2. Appeal Process:
    • Authors should submit a written appeal to the Editor-in-Chief or the editorial office within 30 daysof receiving the decision letter, clearly outlining the reasons for the appeal.
    • The appeal should provide a detailed response to the specific concerns raised by the editorial decision and include supporting evidence or documentation, if applicable.
    • Appeals will be reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief, who will carefully consider the original decision, the concerns raised in the appeal, and any additional information provided.
    • The Editor-in-Chief may consult with relevant members of the editorial board or seek external expert opinions to ensure an impartial evaluation of the appeal.
  3. Appeal Outcome:
    • Following a thorough review, the Editor-in-Chief will make a final decision regarding the appeal and communicate it to the authors.
    • The appeal decision may result in upholding the original decision, overturning the decision, or requesting further revisions or clarifications from the authors.
    • The appeal decision is final and no further appeals will be considered.
  4. Maintaining Professional Conduct:
    • Throughout the appeal process, authors are expected to maintain a professional and respectful demeanour in their communications with the journal's editorial office and staff.
    • Any form of misconduct, including personal attacks or harassment, will not be tolerated and may result in the dismissal of the appeal.

We strive to ensure a fair and transparent editorial process at IJCMAS. While we recognize authors' right to appeal, we emphasize that the appeal process is designed to address specific concerns or factual errors, rather than being a means to challenge decisions based on differences of opinion.