All manuscripts submitted to Nuclear Receptor Research will undergo the editorial workflow detailed below.
The process is single blinded where the reviewers know the identity of the manuscript authors, while the authors are unaware of the identity of the reviewers.
The goal of the editorial team is to reach a final editorial decision within approximately 4 weeks of submission.
The entire editorial workflow is performed using the online Manuscript Management System. Once a manuscript is confirmed, by the editorial office, to comply with the Journal's style, the manuscript will be forwarded to the Editor-in-Chief who will assign it to an appropriate Geographical Editor.
If the Geographical Editor determines that the manuscript is not of sufficient quality and/or does not fall within the scope of the journal, he/she will reject the manuscript, otherwise he/she will assign an Editor to oversee the manuscript reviewing process. The assigned Editor will be from among the Journal's editorial board members most qualified to handle the manuscript based on the subject of the manuscript and availability of members. The Editor will either reject the manuscript if deemed of unacceptable quality or assign not less than two reviewers to evaluate the quality of the presented work and its merit for publication. The reviewers will submit their reports on the manuscript along with their recommendation of one of the following actions, to the Editor:
After careful consideration of the submitted reviews the editor will make one of the following decisions:
Publish unaltered: The manuscript is accepted for publication
Publish after minor changes: The author(s) are notified to submit, within a time period specified by the Editor, a revised copy of their manuscript with the required changes suggested by the reviewers and/or the Editor. The author(s) should also submit a letter detailing all changes made to the manuscript. The Editor will review the revised manuscript and, if satisfied, the manuscript will be accepted.
Publish after major changes: The author(s) are notified to submit, within a time period specified by the Editor, a revised copy of their manuscript with the required changes requested by the reviewers and/or the Editor. The author(s) should also submit a letter detailing all changes made to the manuscript.
In the event of minor or major changes, the revised manuscript may be returned to the original reviewers. The revised manuscript may be rejected, accepted as re-submitted or accepted after further changes.
Reject: Immediate irreversible rejection. This also will be the decision if a majority of the reviewers recommend rejecting the manuscript.
Neither the Geographical Editor nor the Editor can serve as a reviewer of the manuscript they are overseeing in order to ensure a high-quality unbiased peer review process of all manuscripts submitted to Nuclear Receptor Research.