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King Faisal University

Scientific Journal of King Faisal University

 Reviewing Process

Step 1 (Author): The manuscript must be submitted to the appropriate associate editor:
The Associate Editor of Basic and Applied Sciences: (secretary-b@kfu.edu.sa
The Associate Editor of Humanities and Management Sciences (educational manuscripts only): (sjkfu-assed@kfu.edu.sa
The Associate Editor of Humanities and Management Sciences (non-educational manuscripts): (sjkfu-hm@kfu.edu.sa

Step 2 (Associate Editor): The manuscript will be reviewed by the associate editor to confirm if it adheres to submission guidelines. Manuscripts that do not adhere will be returned to the authors.

Step 3 (Editorial Board): Manuscripts conforming to submission guidelines will be sent to the Editorial Board for initial examination.

Step 4 (Reviewers): Manuscripts approved by the Editorial Board will be sent to two reviewers. The Journal uses double-blind peer review for all articles it publishes.

Step 5 (Conflicted Evaluation): If one reviewer recommends acceptance while the other recommends rejection, the manuscript will be sent to the Editorial Board to assess the reviewers’ recommendations. More weight may be granted to one recommendation over the other. The Editorial Board may choose to send the manuscript to a third reviewer.

Step 6 (Editor-in-Chief): Based on the recommendations of the Editorial Board and the reviewers, the Editor-in-Chief shall make one of the following decisions: acceptance with no corrections, acceptance with minor or major corrections, resubmission or rejection. Resubmission means that the manuscript will be resubmitted as a new manuscript and sent to new reviewers. If the manuscript is accepted with no corrections, it will be immediately published online and granted a DOI.

Step 7 (Author): If reviewers ask for corrections, authors will be notified. Once authors address such requests for correction, they will be sent to reviewers for additional review.



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