This journal operates a single anonymized review process. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final. Editors are not involved in decisions about papers which they have written themselves or have been written by family members or colleagues or which relate to products or services in which the editor has an interest. Any such submission is subject to all of the journal's usual procedures, with peer review handled independently of the relevant editor and their research groups.
The authors sent a "Revise" decision letter are given detailed instructions for revision that include an itemized list. The editorial instructions and review comments must be read attentively. The authors must make sure that they provide a separate document containing a detailed response to all comments. Failure to address some of the comments adequately may lead to submission being rejected. Ignoring comments is not a good strategy: the authors may consider some remarks insignificant or disagree with them, but they must engage with these remarks in some way in their revision. All changes made in the manuscript must be indicated in the revised submission using "yellow" background highlighting. The amount of time and effort spent by the editors and reviewers on assessing submissions and preparing reviews is considerable. The authors are asked to show appreciation for this work by paying close attention to all comments and instructions sent to them.
Manuscripts that have been rejected are not eligible for further consideration by the JMATPRO journal and thus rejected manuscript should not be resubmitted. If a revision is allowed, it will be explicitly stated in the Editor’s decision. Other revisions of previously rejected manuscripts will be promptly returned to the authors without review.
All contributing authors should qualify for authorship and corresponding author should sign the authorship form while submitting the manuscript.
Changes to Authorship
After the manuscript is submitted or accepted for publication, the corresponding author is required to send a request to add or remove an author or to rearrange the author names of the submitted/accepted manuscript by sending the change of authorship form to editorial office. No authorship change is allowed after publication of manuscript.
Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a 'License Agreement' (see more information on this). Permitted third party reuse of open access articles is determined by the author's choice of user license.