Review Policy

(Policy Document VTIR)

The Journal is an online and print open access, double-blind peer review which means that both reviewer and author dont know eachother names in the process.  The review of a submitted manuscript passes through the following steps

  • Initial screening for the suitability of the article in terms of topic, content, presentation style, plagiarism, and mechanics of writing is carried out by the Editor & Associate Editors.
  • For the Plagiarism check, the manuscript passes through the plagiarism software, the acceptable similarity is less than 20%.
  • Manuscripts that meet the Journal criteria are sent to two reviewers in the relevant field. If any of the reviewers differ in their opinions regarding the quality of the work, the paper will be referred to a third reviewer.
  • Authors are informed about the comments or suggestions of the reviewers and are required to revise their paper at a specific time.
  • Once the reviews have been received, the editorial team makes a decision to accept or reject a manuscript, or to request an author for further revisions keeping in view the reviewers’ comments.
  • The Editor may consult experts (anonymous readers) before the referee review when deemed necessary. In such cases, the Editor's decision will be based on the expert report.

Steps in the Peer-Review Process

The peer-review process of VTIR described in the following table:



Estimated Maximum Time


Internal Review by the Editor

7 days


Review Process after the successful initial step

30-40 days


Communication of review reports to authors for minor/major revision

7 days


Submission of the revised paper

15 days


Submission of Compliance reports to the reviewers

7 days


Acceptance of paper                  

(on successful submission of revised paper)

7 days


Total days from submission to Acceptance

83 days

  •  Paper is returned to authors if it does not meet the initial screening in the first step.
  • Paper is rejected/Accepted with minor changes/ Accepted with Major Changes  in step 2
  • Final Acceptance within 3 months after step#1.

Note: Authors are requested to revise the paper carefully in accordance with the reviewers’ suggestions to avoid unnecessary delay in the review process.