Peer Review

  • ZTE Communications operates a double-blind peer review process. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Executive Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The reviewer' comments usually will be returned to the principal/corresponding author(s) in thirty days. The peer review process is as follow:

    • All manuscripts would be first reviewed by the editorial office. Any papers fail to meet the basic standard of the journal would be rejected for reasons like out of scope, ethic issues, high similarities, etc.
    • Editor-in-Charge would invite multiple reviewers to review selected papers, the title page of which, including any identifying information, such as authors' names or affiliations, should remain separate from the manuscript throughout the peer review process and will not be sent to the reviewers.
    • After at least 2 reviewers give their reviews and comments, editor-in-charge would provide feedbacks based on review comments to the authors including his own review.
    • When authors submit the revised manuscript, Executive Editor-in-Chief would make the final decision.
    • For submissions from Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editors, Guest Editor(s), and other journal Board members, and authors who have conflicts of interest with them, we ensure that the paper is handled confidentially by a different team member.
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