Review Process

Review Process of Pacific Rim International Journal of Nursing Research: The corresponding author is notified upon receipt of a manuscript. Each manuscript is checked for plagiarism and reviewed by the Editorial Team, and if of a sufficient standard, sent for blinded peer-review by at least two expert reviewers who come from a range of countries. Initial reviews usually are accomplished within 4 to 8 weeks of our receiving the manuscript. Reviewers’ comments are considered by the Editor–in Chief or Editor who then write to the corresponding author of their decision (Accepted or publishable as is; needing Minor Revision or Major Revision; or Rejection), give suggestions for change, and a deadline for resubmission. The vast majority of manuscripts require revision prior to acceptance for publication. The final revision manuscript will be again checked against plagiarism, and if it meeting the standard, the corresponding author will be notified of acceptance by Editor-in-Chief. The length of the full review process depends on the quality of a manuscript, the availability of reviewers, and the timeliness of resubmissions and if authors have adhered to ALL of the Instructions for Authors, and can vary from 3-6 months. All authors, especially graduate students, are warned that the Editors are unable to accept requests for fast-track reviews.

Review Process Flowchart