Peer Review Policy


Competitive Research Journal Archive (CRJA) is committed to maintaining the highest standards of academic integrity and scholarly publishing. Peer review plays a crucial role in ensuring the quality, validity, and relevance of the research articles published in CRJA. This Peer Review Policy outlines the principles and procedures that govern the peer review process at CRJA.

  1. Peer Review Process:

Upon submission, all manuscripts undergo a rigorous peer review process to ensure their quality and suitability for publication.

The EditorinChief assigns submitted manuscripts to Associate Editors who oversee the review process.

Associate Editors identify and invite expert reviewers with relevant expertise and experience in the subject area of the manuscript.

Reviewers are selected based on their academic qualifications, research experience, and absence of conflicts of interest.

Reviewers evaluate manuscripts based on originality, significance, methodology, clarity, and adherence to ethical standards.

Reviewers provide constructive feedback and recommendations to the authors and make a recommendation to the Associate Editor regarding the suitability of the manuscript for publication.

The Associate Editor considers the reviewers' feedback and makes a decision on whether to accept, reject, or request revisions to the manuscript.

  1. Confidentiality:

CRJA maintains confidentiality throughout the peer review process. Reviewers' identities are kept anonymous to the authors, and vice versa.

Reviewers are required to treat manuscripts as confidential documents and refrain from discussing their content with anyone not directly involved in the peer review process.

  1. Timeliness:

CRJA is committed to ensuring a timely review process. Authors are provided with estimated timelines for peer review upon submission.

Reviewers are expected to submit their reviews within the specified timeframe to facilitate timely editorial decisions.

  1. Editorial Decision:

Based on the reviewers' recommendations and Associate Editor's assessment, the EditorinChief makes the final decision on whether to accept, reject, or request revisions to the manuscript.

The editorial decision is communicated to the authors along with reviewers' comments and feedback.

  1. Appeals and Disputes:

Authors have the right to appeal editorial decisions if they believe there are valid grounds for reconsideration.

Appeals are considered by the EditorinChief and may involve consultation with additional experts if necessary.

CRJA has a mechanism in place to address disputes or conflicts that may arise during the peer review process, ensuring fairness and impartiality.

  1. Ethical Considerations:

CRJA upholds the highest ethical standards in peer review and expects all parties involved in the process to adhere to principles of academic integrity and ethical conduct.

Any suspected cases of plagiarism, fraud, or unethical behavior are thoroughly investigated and appropriate actions are taken in accordance with COPE guidelines.