Peer Review Policy

The Journal of Interdisciplinary Research Practice (JIRP) maintains the standards of peer review while increasing the process's efficiency. All research articles published in The Journal of Interdisciplinary Research Practice (JIRP) undergo full peer review, key characteristics of which are listed below:

  • At least two anonymous suitably qualified experts review all research articles (blind peer review). The journals’ Editors-in-Chief make all publication decisions based on the reviews provided
  • Members of the international Editorial Boards lend insight, advice, and guidance to the Editors-in-Chief generally and assist decision-making on specific submissions.
  • Editors and Editorial Assistants provide the administrative support that allows The Journal of Interdisciplinary Research Practice (JIRP) to maintain peer review integrity while delivering rapid turnaround and maximum efficiency to authors, reviewers, and editors alike.

Peer review of referred papers

Editors of The Journal of Interdisciplinary Research Practice (JIRP) will decide promptly whether to accept, reject, or request revisions of referred papers based on the reviews and editorial insight of the supporting journals. In addition, Editors will have the option of seeking additional reviews when needed. The authors will be advised when Editors decide, further review is needed.

Peer review of novel submissions

Articles submitted directly to The Journal of Interdisciplinary Research Practice (JIRP) will be fully peer-reviewed by at least two appropriately qualified experts in the field selected by the Editor-in-Chief. The Editor-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. Editors will decide whether each submission reports well-conducted research with conclusions supported by the data presented in the paper. Assessments of priority will not be a factor in decision-making, but all papers must make an incremental or novel addition to the literature.