Peer Review Policy

PJCM is a peer-reviewed journal. All articles on receipt for publication are immediately acknowledged but that does not imply acceptance for publication. Submitted manuscripts are reviewed for originality, relevance, statistical methods, significance, adequacy of documentation, reader interest, and composition. Manuscript not submitted according to the instructions will be returned to the author for correction prior to beginning the peer review process. All manuscripts considered suitable for review are evaluated by a minimum of two reviewers who may take a couple of months time to review the manuscript. The secrecy of authors is maintained. Revised manuscripts are judged on the adequacy of responses to suggestions and criticisms made during the initial review. All accepted manuscripts are subject to editing for scientific accuracy and clarity by the office of the Editor. When the manuscript is deemed fit for publication, a letter of acceptance is issued to the author. The ultimate authority to accept or reject the manuscript rests with the Editor.