Editorial Workflow

Editorial process

On submission, authors should use online submission system. Submission is simple: direct links for registration and log-in are provided from our journals' Guide for Authors.
After submission, each manuscript is checked for plagiarism, and assessed carefully to determine if it fits the aims and scope of the journal. If journal representatives are enthusiastic about the work, the journal editor will appoint reviewers.
Reviewers help determine the validity, significance and originality of the work, and can suggest improvements to the manuscript and the research. On their recommendation, editors will accept, accept with minor revisions, or reject a manuscript.
To make good judgments, peer reviewers use their own checklists to evaluate the content for scientific value and originality, to see that articles adhere to general scientific practice as well as the journal's specific guidelines, and to check that you've referenced correctly. The peer reviewer will look closely at your methodology and the validity of your data, and consider your ethical approach. They will then recommend changes before your manuscript is published.
Authors may appeal decisions if there are strong grounds to believe there have been errors or misunderstandings on the part of the editor or referees. All appeals are carefully considered by the editors.


Post Acceptance

There are a few more things to consider that can optimise the publication of your work. Editor's will do everything it can to have your article published as quickly and accurately as possible.
Proofs are sent to the corresponding author in PDF format and authors are given 48 hours in which to check their proofs, answer queries outlined on their proof and return their proof corrections.
Accepted papers are published within three to six months of acceptance, or often earlier on the website of Journal of Food Hygiene and Safety.