Peer Review Process

Peer Review Policy

Journal of Geopolitical Quarterly uses double-blind peer review to review manuscripts. So that the reviewers do not know the author's identity and vice versa.

Peer Review Process

A- Initial Review (7-10 days)

Articles with the proper structure based on the "Guide for Authors" are sent to the editorial board 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 reviewers.  This process usually takes between 3 to 7 days.


B- Review (1 to 3 months)

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 rivision
  2. Articles that need revisions based on reviewer's comments
  3. rejected Articles


C- Revision (15-20 days)

At this stage, the author or authors 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. After the revisions are approved by the editors, the article is referred to the author for payment of admission and publication fee.


D- Final Acceptance and Publication

After revising the article based on the reviewer's comments or providing sufficient reasons for not needing revisions, and paying the admission and publication fee, 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