All manuscripts are assessed initially by the Editors. A selection of manuscripts is then sent to experts in the field for peer review. The Editor makes a decision on a manuscript’s suitability for publication in JCEH based on their assessment of the manuscript and the reviewers’ reports. When a decision is reached, it is sent with the reviewers’ comments to the authors by email. Decision letters for manuscripts not sent for review are also sent by email.

    Rejected Manuscripts

    Manuscripts may be rejected based either on the considered opinions of the Editors or on the comments of reviewers. Manuscripts not reaching a sufficiently high level of priority or not fitting within the scope of the journal will be returned to authors without detailed comments. Only manuscripts of high priority will be considered for publication in the journal.

    Revisions Requested

    If the Editors and the reviewers respond positively to a manuscript and are interested in considering it further after additional work has been included, authors will be invited to resubmit a revised manuscript to JCEH. A decision letter containing the comments of the reviewers will be sent by email to the authors. We ask that revisions are made within 3 months.

    Any questions concerning the requested changes/additional work should be addressed to the Editors by email before submission of the revised manuscript. Revised manuscripts may be returned to the original reviewers for reassessment. Therefore, the review process of the revised manuscript may take over a month in some cases. The Editors retain the right to reject a manuscript at any time if specific concerns of the Editors or reviewers have not been met or if the manuscript does not reach a sufficiently high level of priority.

    Submission of Revised Manuscripts

    If you have been invited to submit a revised manuscript, please submit it online via using the ID number and password that you received by email after initial submission.

    Instructions can be found at the listed website. Enter your point-by-point responses to the reviewers separately in a Response File. Upload two versions of the revised manuscript, one with all changes underlined or marked, and one clean copy. Please also re-upload all figures and tables.