Peer Review

All submitted manuscript in CEPALO must be aligned to the focus and scope and author guidelines of this journal. The submitted manuscript must fulfill requirements of novelty appropriation regarding focus and scope of the journal. The manuscripts in this journal are provided in English. For Authors who’s native language is not English are suggested to check their manuscript thoroughly. Submitted manuscript should be free from plagiarism content. Authors are recommended to check their manuscript plagiarism in Policy of Screening for Plagiarism. The submitted manuscript to this journal will be peer-reviewed by at least 2 peer reviewed at least 2 (two) expert reviewers. The final decision for the manuscript acceptance is determined by the Editor in Chief together with the Editorial Board.

Cepalo will publish the only paper strictly following Cepalo guidelines and manuscript preparation. Those papers are read by editorial members (upon the field of specialization) and will be screened by Managing Editor to meet necessary criteria of Cepalo publication. Manuscripts will be sent to two peer-reviewers based on their historical experience in reviewing a manuscript or based on their field of specialization. Cepalo has reviewing forms in order to keep same items reviewed by two reviewers. The editorial board will make a decision upon the reviewers' comments or advice. Reviewers will give their assessment on originality, clarity of presentation, contribution to the field/science, Cepalo has four kinds of decisions:

  • Accepted, as it is
  • Accepted by Minor Revisions (let authors revised with stipulated time)
  • Accepted by Major Revisions (let authors revised with stipulated time)
  • Rejected (generally, on grounds of an outside of scope and aim, major technical description problems, lack of clarity of presentation)

For checking Plagiarism, Cepalo Editorial Board will screen plagiarism manually on the Title and Abstract of the manuscript by using Google engine. If it is found plagiarism indication, the editorial board will reject the manuscript immediately.

Before publishing, it is required to obtain written confirmation from authors in order to acquire copyrights for papers published in the journal. Authors must sign the Transfer Copy Right form as follows: The undersigned hereby transfer any and all rights in and to the paper including without limitation all copyrights to Cepalo. The undersigned hereby represents and warrants that the paper is original and that he/she is the author of the paper, except for material that is clearly identified as to its original source, with permission notices from the copyright owners where required. The undersigned represents that he/she has the power and authority to make and execute this assignment. This agreement is to be signed by at least one of the authors who have obtained the assent of the co-author(s) where applicable.

Cepalo uses the Double-Blind Review system, where the reviewer and author do not know each other's names and identities. Then, the Editorial Board will give a decision based on the results of the reviewer’s review. Reviewers will provide opinions toward the related article manuscript based on authenticity, clarity, and contributions to the field of science.


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