Peer Review Policy


The "Research Journal of Psychology" is committed to maintaining the highest standards of academic integrity and quality in the field of psychology. Central to this commitment is the rigorous peer review process, which plays a crucial role in ensuring the validity and credibility of the research published in the journal. This document outlines the peer review policy employed by the editorial team to maintain the scholarly excellence of the "Research Journal of Psychology."

Peer Review Process:

  1. Submission: Authors submit their manuscripts through the online submission system, adhering to the guidelines provided by the journal.

  2. Initial Editorial Assessment: The editorial team conducts an initial assessment to ensure that the submission aligns with the focus and scope of the journal. Manuscripts that do not meet the basic criteria may be returned to authors at this stage.

  3. Editor Assignment: After passing the initial assessment, the manuscript is assigned to an Associate Editor with expertise in the relevant field of psychology.

  4. Peer Reviewer Selection: The Associate Editor selects qualified and impartial reviewers with expertise in the subject matter addressed by the manuscript. Reviewers are chosen based on their academic credentials, research experience, and previous peer review history.

  5. Blind Peer Review: The peer review process follows a double-blind model, ensuring the anonymity of both the authors and the reviewers. This minimizes biases and enhances the objectivity of the review process.

  6. Peer Review Evaluation: Reviewers critically evaluate the manuscript, considering factors such as the research design, methodology, statistical analysis, interpretation of results, and overall contribution to the field. They provide constructive feedback and make recommendations regarding the suitability of the manuscript for publication.

  7. Decision Making: Based on the feedback received from the reviewers, the Associate Editor makes a recommendation to the Editor-in-Chief. The final decision may include acceptance, revision, major revision, or rejection. Authors are provided with detailed feedback to assist in improving the quality of their work.

  8. Author Revision: If revisions are requested, authors are given the opportunity to address the reviewers' comments and revise their manuscripts accordingly. Revised submissions undergo further evaluation to ensure that the suggested changes have been adequately addressed.

  9. Final Decision: The final decision is made by the Editor-in-Chief, taking into account the recommendations of the Associate Editor and the input from reviewers. The decision is communicated to the authors along with any necessary feedback.

  10. Publication: Accepted manuscripts are then prepared for publication and appear in the "Research Journal of Psychology."