The review process is an important aspect of the publication process of an article. It helps an editor in making decision on an article and also enables the author to improve the manuscript. Manuscripts (other than those that are of insufficient quality, irrelevant to the study area or unlikely to be competitive enough for publication) will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the fields, and a decision is returned to the authors. Process may takes 15 to 30 days, If due to special circumstance, the review process takes more time, authors will be informed by email.
Possible verdict on a manuscript are:
- accepted as it is
- accepted after minor revision
- accepted after major revision
Minor revision required: Authors should submit revised version within 15-20 days.
Major revision required: Authors should submit revised version within a month.
Manuscripts currently under peer review with a journal (MSP or otherwise) may not be submitted to another journal; the manuscript must be officially withdrawn from the first journal (MSP or otherwise) before it may be submitted to another journal.
If a manuscript is submitted by an Editor of the Journal, another Editor handles that manuscript. The APS Peer Review office helps ensure confidentiality by blinding user records in the system to be used for this purpose.
For any outstanding issues that may arise during the quality control step, authors are required to resolve these before the article is moved into production. When the quality and composition of the manuscript materials are deemed satisfactory by the MSP production team, the manuscript files will be moved to production. Further information available of Manuscript Processing for publication at here.