Peer Review Process

Peer Review Process

Engineering International follows the Double-Blind Peer Review system. Reviewers do not know the identity of the author(s), & the author(s) do not know the identity of the reviewer. All articles submitted to Engineering International go through an in-house quality control check to ensure adherence to our policies and requirements, including:
  • ethical requirements for human and animal experimentation
  • financial disclosures
  • competing interests
  • data deposition
Manuscripts will not be seen by a Section Editor or peer reviewers until they pass this check.

If an article is deemed suitable it is assigned to an Editorial Board Member (Section Editor) who scrutinizes the article even more closely, who decides whether or not the article is suitable for peer review. If the section editor feels that the article is not yet ready for peer-review, (s)he sends it back to the Author with an explanation of why the article is not ready and what might help it to be more suitable for the journal.

Submissions considered suitable for peer review are assigned to a minimum of one independent expert, who assess the article for clarity, validity, and sound methodology. Engineering International operates the review process which is expected to take a period of around 40 to 60 days. Reviewers are asked to provide formative feedback, even if an article is not deemed suitable for publication in the journal.

Reviewers will be asked to consider whether or not the submission is suitable for the Engineering International audience. Based on the reviewer reports the section editor will make a recommendation for rejection, minor or major revisions, or acceptance. If major revisions are requested, then re-submitted files will be sent for the second round of review. Overall editorial responsibility rests with the journal’s Editor-in-Chief/ Managing Editor, who is supported by an expert, international Editorial Board. 

​Reviewers will make one of four recommendations:
  • Accept submission: no revisions are required other than those that would normally be carried out during the copy-editing/proof-reading process.
  • Revisions required: the submission would be acceptable for publication if minor revisions were made as outlined in your reviewer's comments. The editorial team will be responsible for checking that the revisions have been completed satisfactorily.
  • Resubmit for review: the submission is relevant for the Engineering International audience and has the potential to be of publishable quality. It requires major revisions and should be resubmitted for review.
  • Decline submission: the submission is unfortunately not relevant for the Engineering International audience.

The authors will receive an unsigned copy of the referees’ reports and the editor's pen. Acceptance and rejection notification will be sent to all authors. Once accepted for publication, the corresponding author is encouraged to send the revised version of the manuscript. Authors should submit only papers that have been carefully proofread and polished. Before the revised submission please make sure that your submission is prepared after proofreading and grammar checking according to the editor's pen. This will ensure fast processing and publication.