Peer Review Policy

IJTCS, uses double-blind peer review to review manuscripts. So that the reviewers do not know the author's identity and vice versa. 

Ethical Consideration for Reviewers
  • Confidentiality of article information must be observed in all areas. The article review process is to be done anonymously.
  • Reviewers should judge articles at the appropriate time and assist the editorial team in deciding whether or not to accept the article.
  • The referees' suggestions regarding the published articles should be submitted in the form of judging forms and in the comment section for the author and editor.
  • Reviewers should refrain from judging articles with conflict of interest and report any conflict of interest as soon as possible.
  • Reviewers' judgments about the quality and content of articles should be based on professional and objective opinions.


Peer Review Process

From the moment the article is received on the website until it is published, the paper will go through different stages as per the following order:

A- The initial review stage

At this stage, articles with the proper structure based on the "Guide for Authors" are sent to the editor of the journal for review. At this point, articles with the appropriate scientific content which are consistent with the aim and scope of the journal, will be initially approved and the editorial board will select a reviewer of their peers for them.  This process usually takes between 3 to 7 days.

B- The Review stage

The articles that have been approved in the previous stage, are sent to at least two reviewers who have an opinion on the subject of the article, and after the review, articles are divided into one of the three categories according to the outcome of the review:

  1. Articles that need no revision and can be published as they are;
  2. Articles that can be published only after revisions based on reviewer's comments;
  3. Articles that are reject.

Obviously, the first category articles will be accepted immediately. The second category will be sent to the corresponding Author in order to get revised according to reviewer's comments, and rejected articles will be removed from the review process while informing the corresponding Author. This stage usually takes 1 to 3 months.

C- The Revision stage

At this stage, the author(s) of the article must make revisions based on the reviews within a maximum of 15 days from the date of receiving the article or explain their reasons for not needing revisions through the journal website. An article may need to be revised two or three times before its content is deemed acceptable by the journal editors.

D- The final acceptance stage

After revising the article based on the reviewer's comments or providing sufficient reasons for not needing revisions, the article will be put in the publication queue and a written letter about the final acceptance and publication of the article will be sent to the author.