Peer Review Process

  • All submissions to Transactions on Data Analysis in Social Science are assessed initially by the Editor-in-Chief and, if considered to be within the scope of the journal, and of sufficient quality, will be sent for external peer- review, in consultation with members of the Editorial Board. The final decision on publication of papers will be based on the comments from reviewers and Associate Editors.
  • Upon receipt of the manuscript, the corresponding author is notified and will receive the number under which the manuscript has been registered, as well as the name and e-mail address of the scientific editor who will handle it. From this point onwards, authors should communicate with the editor-in-chief only about the progress of the reviewing process. The manuscript will be sent to at least two referees and a reply may be expected at the earliest four weeks after submission. Manuscripts can be accepted, with minor or major revision, or rejected. If the decision is ‘revision’, the authors are requested to take the remarks of the referees and editors into account. A second reviewing process can follow. Upon final acceptance, the authors provide a final version of the manuscript inappropriate file formats (not a PDF) (text as WORD doc. and tables as Excel file) and send these to the editor-in-chief. The authors will then be notified when the paper will be published. Only one galley proof will be sent as a PDF file to the corresponding author. This proof must be carefully corrected and sent back within 2 working days.
  • A weekly email will be submitted to the reviewers and the manuscript will be given back due to lack of manuscript review after one month, then it will be sent to another reviewer. Based on the level of the requested modifications, the viewpoints of reviewers, the accuracy and speed of the modifications done by authors, being accepted in this publication takes about one year (in case of final approval by reviewers). Secretary specialist and scientific committee based on relevant content and subject. This stage will usually take two months. After third phase acceptance, the manuscript will be sent to two reviewers, then the review process of the manuscript is as follows:

               - If two reviewers reject a manuscript, it will be disapproved;

               - If the opinion of the two reviews is the total revision of the manuscript, the manuscript will be submitted to the author for revision;

             - If a reviewer's opinion is a general revision and the second one rejects the manuscript, the essay will be submitted to the third reviewer  and according to his idea relevant to the first and second item, the decision will be made.

  • - When the author modified the manuscript and submitted it, the manuscript would be given to another reviewer for comparative assessment.