Peer Review Process






Submitted manuscripts are subjected to Double-blind Peer review.

Firstly, submitted manuscripts are subjected to preliminary evaluation for their novelty, compliance with the instructions for authors, and language. Manuscripts that are found as insufficient or non-compliant with the instructions for authors may be rejected without peer review. In addition, manuscripts are routinely subjected to plagiarism check with standard software. The manuscript is directly rejected if plagiarism is detected. 

Editors and referees who are expert researchers in their fields assess scientific articles submitted to Mansoura Veterinary Medical Journal (Mansoura Vet. Med. J.). A blind peer review strategy is applied to the evaluation process. The chief editor, if finds necessary, may assign a Subject Editor for the article or may perform the scientific assessment of the article. Editors may also assign referees for the scientific assessment of the article and make their decisions based on reports by the referees. The Editor-in-Chief makes the final decision regarding the publishing of the article.

Authors have to review the instructions for submission and the steps for reviewing on the journal website

The role of the editor 

The chief editor is responsible for monitoring all steps of the review process which should be fair, precise, and rapid. Mainly, the editor must do the following activities: 

  • Selecting manuscripts suitable for publication only.

  • Ensuring a supply of high-quality manuscripts to the journal by identifying important “hot topics”,

  • Increasing the journal’s impact factor and maintaining the publishing schedule,

  • Providing strategic input for the journal’s development,

  • Organizing the flow of manuscripts by communicating with the authors, referees, and publishers.

  • Keeping the confidentiality of every author’s work.

  • Describing, implementing, and regularly reviewing policies

  • Dealing with all authors with fairness, courtesy, honesty, and transparency.

  • Setting up a reliable panel of expert reviewers. 

  • Offering feedback to reviewers when required and ensuring that any feedback to authors is constructive. 


Papers may be returned to authors to prevent, double publication, prevent ethical breaches, and even if articles have been accepted or published, they can be withdrawn from publication if necessary. The Editors-in-Chief has the right to return or withdraw articles in the following conditions:

  1. The article is not within the scope of the journal

  2. The paper is published or considered for publication in other journals

  3. The scientific quality and content of the article do not meet the standards of the journal.

  4. The article was not prepared in compliance with scientific publication ethics

  5. High similarity to another work is detected by the plagiarism detection software.

  6. The authors do not perform the requested corrections within the requested time.

  7. An author is added/removed, the order of the authors is changed, the corresponding author is changed, or the addresses of the authors are changed without the consent of the Editor-in-Chief.

  8. A statement is not submitted indicating the approval of the ethics committee.

  9. Human rights or animal rights are violated.

  10.  Data used in the study cannot be provided upon request.


The decision may be any one of the following

a. Accept (with or without editorial revision).

b. Reject with possibility of resubmission: The authors are informed that further work might justify a resubmit.

c. Reject, typically on grounds of specialist interest, lack of novelty, insufficient conceptual advance or major technical and/or interpretational problem.

Peer-review of an article is expected to be completed within 4 weeks. Decision by the Editor-in-Chief is given in approximately 6 weeks.

If the corresponding author does not submit the revised version within 3 weeks of sending the revision letter, the article will be considered rejected, and the article metadata will be deleted from the system.

If the corresponding author does not respond within 2 weeks after accepting the manuscript, the article will be considered rejected, and the article metadata will be deleted from the system.