A1 Journal article (refereed)
Developing doctoral students' / researchers’ understanding of the journal peer-review process (2021)

Hanafizadeh, P., & Shaikh, A. (2021). Developing doctoral students' / researchers’ understanding of the journal peer-review process. International Journal of Management Education, 19(2), Article 100500. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijme.2021.100500

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Publication details

All authors or editorsHanafizadeh, Payam; Shaikh, Aijaz

Journal or seriesInternational Journal of Management Education



Publication year2021


Issue number2

Article number100500


Publication countryUnited Kingdom

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessPartially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/75026


A growing body of knowledge has confirmed that the journal peer-review process is an integral part of the scientific publication process and provides demonstrable benefits to journal editors and authors. This study aims to develop doctoral students’ understanding of the journal peer-review process and highlight the most common errors and pitfalls reviewers identify in novice authors’ manuscripts, which could lead to rejection. A qualitative content analysis research method was used to analyse the primary data as experience collected from senior researchers, editors and associate editors. Among the major contributions of this study is an interactive diagram that provides an overview of the journal peer-review process and identifies the common pitfalls in manuscripts, as well as a comprehensive manuscript submission checklist.

Keywordsscience publishingpeer review (science publishing)researchersdoctoral educationcontent analysis

Free keywordscontent analysis method; peer-review process; potential pitfalls; scientific publication; doctoral education.

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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2021

JUFO rating1

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