Peer Review Policy

The Journal of Sports Research and Innovation (JSRI) adheres to a rigorous peer review process to ensure the quality, integrity, and validity of the research we publish. Our peer review policy is designed to uphold the highest standards of academic excellence and ethical conduct. The following outlines our peer review process:

1. Initial Evaluation:

Upon submission, all manuscripts undergo an initial evaluation by the editorial team to assess their suitability for publication in JSRI. This evaluation considers the manuscript’s relevance, originality, significance, and adherence to journal guidelines.

2. Peer Review:

a. Selection of Reviewers: Manuscripts deemed suitable for further consideration are sent to independent experts in the field for peer review. Reviewers are selected based on their expertise, experience, and absence of conflicts of interest.

b. Double-Blind Review: JSRI follows a double-blind peer review process, where the identities of both authors and reviewers are kept confidential. This ensures impartiality and minimizes biases in the review process.

c. Evaluation Criteria: Reviewers are asked to assess the manuscript based on its scientific rigor, methodological soundness, clarity of presentation, significance of findings, and adherence to ethical standards. They provide constructive feedback and recommendations for improvement where necessary.

3. Decision Making:

Following the peer review process, the Editor-in-Chief evaluates the reviewers’ comments and recommendations to make a final decision on the manuscript. The possible decisions include:

a. Acceptance: Manuscripts meeting the journal’s standards for quality and originality are accepted for publication.

b. Minor Revisions: Manuscripts requiring minor revisions are returned to the authors for modification. The revised version is re-evaluated by the editor to ensure that reviewers’ concerns have been adequately addressed.

c. Major Revisions: Manuscripts requiring substantial revisions are returned to the authors for significant modifications. The revised version undergoes further peer review before a final decision is made.

d. Rejection: Manuscripts failing to meet the journal’s standards or deemed outside the scope of JSRI are rejected. Authors receive constructive feedback to guide future submissions.

4. Editorial Decision Notification:

Authors are promptly informed of the editorial decision, along with reviewers’ comments and recommendations. Transparency and constructive feedback are prioritized throughout the review process.

5. Confidentiality and Integrity:

All aspects of the peer review process, including reviewer identities, comments, and manuscripts, are treated confidentially. JSRI upholds the highest standards of integrity and ethical conduct in peer review.

We value the contributions of our reviewers and authors in maintaining the quality and credibility of JSRI. Our peer review policy reflects our commitment to excellence and advancing knowledge in scientific research and innovation.

Note: This peer review policy is subject to periodic review and updates to ensure alignment with best practices and ethical standards in scholarly publishing.