Peer Review Process:
All peer review processes is transparently described and well managed. MEJC provide training for editors and reviewers and have policies on diverse aspects of peer review, especially with respect to adoption of appropriate models of review and processes for handling conflicts of interest, appeals and disputes that may arise in peer review which are all based on COPE's guidelines.
The articles are primarily evaluated by our statisticians and internal screeners who check the articles for any methodological flaw, format, and their compliance with journal's instructions. Then a submission code will be allocated and all the future contacts should be based on this code. The articles will then be reviewed by at least three external (peer) reviewers through a double-anonymized review. Their comments will be passed to the authors and their responses to the comments with the reviewers' comments will then be evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief, the Deputy Editor, and a final reviewer who can be a member of the Editorial Board. The final review process will be discussed in regular Editorial Board sessions and on the basis of their comments and the journal's scope, the Editor-in-Chief will decide which articles should be published.
It should be noted that articles submitted by the staff and editors of the MEJC will also be subjected to peer review and the authors will be completely anonymized to the evaluation process of their article until a final decision has been made.