Peer Review Process

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to Mahidol Music Journal (MMJ) are subjected to a double-blind peer-review process, in which the author and the reviewers do not know the identities of each other. The peer review process is as follows:

1. Manuscript submission

The author submits a manuscript to MMJ via ThaiJO online system.

2. Preliminary check by the Editorial Team

All submissions to the journal are initially reviewed by the editor and assistant editor for aims and scope, originality, plagiarism, formatting, and citation style according to the Author Guidelines. If the manuscript does not meet the journal’s standard, the editor may reject the manuscript submission. This preliminary screening process normally takes around 7-10 days.

3. Assignment of Reviewers

The editor assigns reviewers according to their expertise on the subject matter, conflicts of interest, and availability. Invited reviewers are from a different institution from the author and usually are not affiliated with the same institution. Each manuscript is reviewed by three reviewers.

4. Review

All reviewers receive the manuscritp and the evaluation form from MMJ. Reviewers evaluate a manuscript according to the following criteria: 1) content 2) methodology 3) analysis and result, and 4) discussion and conclusion. Then, the reviewers submit the review result to the journal, with a recommendation to accept or decline the paper. Reviewers are given at least three weeks to do the review.

5. The Editor Evaluates the Reviews

The editor evaluates all the responses and recommendations from the reviewers, summarizes the evaluation results, and informs the author. If the responses are different, the editor may invite an additional individual to review the paper to get another opinion before making the decision.

6. Revision

After receiving the review results, comments, and suggestions, the author will have about 15 -20 days to revise the manuscript according to the suggestion. If the manuscript required major revisions, a longer period of time can be provided. In case of re-evaluation required, the editor will send the manuscript back to the reviewer. If there are any issues that the author fails to compile, he/she need to submit the written letter to the editor.

7. Reviewing the revision

Once the author submits the revised manuscript, the editor will review the revision whether the author address the comments or suggestions. Manuscripts pass this stage will proceed to the artwork and publishing process.