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 editors: Hanafizadeh, Payam; Shaikh, Aijaz

Journal or series: International Journal of Management Education

ISSN: 1472-8117

eISSN: 2352-3565

Publication year: 2021

Volume: 19

Issue number: 2

Article number: 100500

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijme.2021.100500

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially 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.

Keywords: science publishing; peer review (science publishing); researchers; doctoral education; content analysis

Free keywords: content analysis method; peer-review process; potential pitfalls; scientific publication; doctoral education.

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Reporting Year: 2021

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