Peer review process

  • The Mental Health Global Challenges Journal follows the recommendations and core practices of the Committee on Publication Ethics(COPE, https://publicationethics.org/core-practices ), and the Committee on Publication Ethics Guidelines for Peer Reviewers (https://publicationethics.org/files/Ethical_Guidelines_For_Peer_Reviewers_2.pdf) which provides a comprehensive guide to the ethics of peer review. 
  • The Mental Health Global Challenges Journal follows a double-blinded process of peer review (1-st stage - reviewer of Conference Academic Committee selects best articles for publication in the Journal; 2-nd stage - reviewer of the Journal). The manuscript is reviewed anonymously by two leading specialists in the field of mental health.
  • Manuscripts will be reviewed with due respect for authors’ and reviewers’ confidentiality. Our editors have been instructed to not disclose information about manuscripts (including their receipt, content, status in the reviewing process, criticism by reviewers, or ultimate fate) to anyone other than the authors and reviewers. Reviewers may not make copies of the manuscript for their files and will not share it with others, except with the editor’s permission. Reviewers should return or destroy copies of manuscripts after submitting reviews.
  • Once reviewer reports have been received, authors are given 3-4 weeks to revise the paper.
  • The revised paper, approved and signed by reviewers, will be considered for publication. Editorial Board Council and Editor-in-Chief are responsible for final decision.