Peer Review Process

The African Review uses a double blind peer review process. A manuscript is initially received by the Chief Editor and an in-house review is done to ensure it conforms to the scope and policies of the Journal. If the manuscript is in conformity to the Journal scope and policies, 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 and structure. 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 or accepted as is. It is extremely rare for a manuscript to be accepted as it is in Social Sciences. Once the review process is over, the editorial board will make the final decision.