Once a manuscript is submitted online;
A technical check will be performed by the journal editorial office. When the technical check is passed the manuscript will be sent to initial reviewers.
The initial reviewer comments will be presented to the editorial board members for further evaluation. From the comments of reviewers and the editorial board evaluation, a decision will be made, whether to ask for revision or reject the manuscript.
The revised paper and the rebuttal letter sent by the author will be sent to a final reviewer to check the responses given to reviewers comments by author and evaluate the revised file.
The suggestion of the final reviewer will be brought to the notice of editorial board members for the final decision on the manuscript if the final referee has come to a conclusion that he/she can suggest accepting or rejecting the manuscript.
The detailed peer review process of Advanced Ceramics Progress (ACERP) is based on the following Flow Diagram.