Publication Ethics

Peer Review Process

AJEE uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process (refer to Figure 1).  To facilitate this, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give away their identity.  Articles submitted directly to us will be fully peer-reviewed by at least two appropriately qualified experts in the field selected by the Chief-Managing-Editor/Editors-in-Chief. The Chief-Managing-Editor/Editors-in-Chief or a designated member of the Editorial Board will then decide whether to accept, reject or request revisions based on the reviews and comments received.

Figure 1: Double-blind review process

Ethics and Confidentiality

  • The reviewers are prohibited to share the details of the manuscript or review with individuals other than the journal’s editors
  • The reviewers are prohibited to use information about the manuscript or review to anyone’s advantage or disadvantage


  • The submitted manuscript is checked for the plagiarism before starting the review process.
  • The manuscript is to be submitted with the plagiarism report (Turnitin, etc.) and this document is only accessible to the editor (not the reviewer).

If < 5% plagiarism is detected the manuscript is sent for revision by proving an ID. The manuscript is sent back to the author if the plagiarism extent is in between 5% to 30%, but the manuscript is not provided with an ID. If more than 30% plagiarism is detected, the manuscript is rejected without the review process and the authors are advised to revise and resubmit the manuscript.