Manuscripts submitted to our journal will go through a double-blind peer review process with the following stages:
1. Assessment by Editor-in-Chief of Alif Lam
Alif Lam checks the composition and organization of the paper against the journal's Author
Guidelines to ensure it includes the necessary sections and style and is appropriate for the journal
and is sufficiently original and interesting. Otherwise, the paper may be rejected without further
2. Invitation to Reviewers
The editor-in-chief sent invitations to two reviewers. Reviewers are selected based on their expertise
according to the topic of the manuscript.
3. Responses to Invitations
Potential reviewers weigh invitations against their own expertise, conflicts of interest, and
availability. They then accept or reject. If possible, when they decline, they may also suggest an
4. Review is Conducted
Two reviewers of the same expertise did their review of the manuscript.
5. Journal Evaluating Reviews
After the reviewers complete their review and submit their results to the editor-in-chief,
the editor-in-chief evaluates the review results.
6. Decisions are Communicated
The editor-in-chief sends authors a decision email notifying them of the decision for their
manuscript, including any relevant comments from the reviewers for revision. The comments are
7. Author Revision
a. If accepted, the manuscript is sent to the copyeditor. If the manuscript is rejected, it will be
a. If the manuscript is sent back for major or minor revisions, the chief editor will include
constructive comments from the reviewers to help the author improve the manuscript.
b. Reviewers also receive an email letting them know the results of their review of the manuscript.
c. If a paper is sent back for revision, the reviewer should expect to receive the new version, unless
they choose not to participate further.
d. When only minor changes are requested of the authors, this follow-up review is taken care of by