Peer Review Process

The African Review uses a double blind peer review process. To facilitate anonymity in peer reviewing, the author’s name or similar identification marks should not appear on any page of a manuscript other than on a separate sheet bearing the name(s) of the author(s), the title of the article, contact addresses, and a short biographical note. Initially, the Chief Editor receives a manuscript and does an in-house review to ensure it conforms to the scope and policies of the journal. If the manuscript is in conformity to the scope and policies of the journal, the editor sends it out to two reviewers who are anonymous to the author. The review focuses on the quality of the manuscript in terms of its scholarly content, structure, and originality. This process takes three to four weeks. Depending on the outcome of the review process, the author will be required to undertake major or minor corrections as suggested by the reviewers. In case major corrections are suggested, the author is supposed to resubmit the revised work and this will be sent back to the reviewers for vetting. In some cases the manuscript may be rejected outright.  Once the review process is over, the editors make the final decision.