Review and Publication Policy

The practice of peer review is applied to ensure that excellent research is published. Our referees, therefore, play a vital role in maintaining the high standards of the Journal of Writing Research and all manuscripts are peer-reviewed following the procedure outlined below.

The journal follows a systematic review and publication policy.


The submitted manuscript is acknowledged within 5 working days upon receipt.

Initial manuscript evaluation

The Editors first evaluate all manuscripts. Those rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, have poor grammar, or are outside the aims and scope of the journal. Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to at least two experts for review.

Type of Peer Review

This journal employs a double-blind review process, where the referee remains anonymous throughout the process. The manuscript/paper is sent to two reviewers (paper without the name and affiliations of the author(s). The review process takes maximum of two months.

How long does the review process take?

Typically the manuscript will be reviewed within six weeks. If the referees' reports contradict one another or a report is unreasonably delayed, a further expert opinion will be sought. Referees may request more than one revision of a manuscript.

Final report

A final decision to accept or reject the manuscript will be sent to the author along with any recommendations made by the referees.

Editor's decision

Referees advise the editors, who are responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article.