Peer Review Policy & Process

Peer Review Process for The Insights-Journal of Health and Rehabilitation (IJHR)


The Insights-Journal of Health and Rehabilitation (IJHR) adheres to the highest standards of scientific integrity and impartiality, embodied through its double-blind peer review system. This foundational process maintains the anonymity of both authors and reviewers, aiming to remove bias and uphold submission quality.


Initial Screening


Upon manuscript submission, IJHR performs a preliminary assessment for alignment with the journal’s scope and adherence to journal standards. Only manuscripts that meet these initial criteria are advanced to the peer review phase.


Selection of Reviewers


IJHR engages at least two independent experts for a detailed review, selected based on their expertise in the relevant domain and their lack of conflicts of interest. This careful selection is vital for an unbiased and thorough evaluation.


Reviewer Instructions


Reviewers, adhering to international standards, are expected to:


  • Treat manuscripts as confidential documents.
  • Provide constructive, honest, and respectful feedback within the designated timeframe.
  • Disclose any conflicts of interest that might affect their review impartially.
  • Ensure that their review is independent and free from external influence.

Review Process Details


  • Feedback and Revisions: Reviewers’ feedback may suggest revisions. Authors are required to address these comments and submit revised manuscripts within a specified timeframe.
  • Final Decision: The editorial decision, based on reviewers' feedback, is final and binding. Accepted manuscripts undergo further editing for clarity and scientific accuracy.

Preventing Peer Review Manipulation


To protect the integrity of the review process, IJHR:


  • Utilizes a variety of sources to identify potential reviewers, ensuring they have no recent collaborations or conflicts of interest with the authors of the submissions.
  • Carefully scrutinizes reviewer suggestions from authors, confirming identities through professional or academic affiliations.
  • Remains vigilant for signs of fraudulent peer review, implementing additional reviews and verification as necessary.

Double Blind Peer Review & Editorial Policy


  • Confidentiality and Impartiality: Our double-blind review process guarantees that the identities of both authors and reviewers remain concealed, promoting an unbiased review atmosphere.
  • Initial Evaluation: Manuscripts undergo an initial review to ensure they align with IJHR's thematic focus and quality standards.
  • Expert Review: Selected manuscripts are evaluated by experts, with feedback provided for potential revisions.
  • Final Decision: Decisions on manuscript publication are made based on the assessments of reviewers, ensuring the publication of only high-quality research.

Commitment to Transparency and Integrity


IJHR is committed to maintaining transparency, fairness, and academic excellence throughout the review process. We aim for a constructive, timely, and thorough evaluation of submissions to support and disseminate significant scientific findings.


We invite researchers to entrust their manuscripts to IJHR, where integrity, fairness, and the advancement of scientific knowledge are our foremost priorities.