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Editorial Policies

Peer Review Process

All submissions are assessed by the editors. Editors may not proceed to peer review when the paper is beyond the scope of the journal, deemed unsuitable for the journal’s readers or is of poor quality. SLJFMSL adopts a double-blind review process by two independent reviewers.  Authors may request exclusion of individuals as peer reviewers, but the reasons should be given in the cover letter on submission. The editor has the right to accept or reject articles based on reviewers’ comments. Leading articles are reviewed by the editors. 

Editorial board meetings are held once a month. All submitted papers and the reviewers’ reports are discussed. The final decision regarding a manuscript is made by the editorial board. If an editor or editorial board member is an author, he/she will not be permitted to participate in any way in the publication / decision making process. Decisions regarding manuscripts authored by members of the editorial team are discussed in the absence of that particular editorial board member, and information regarding the reviewers are withheld from them.  In addition, a statement disclosing the relationship of the author to the journal will be included in the Conflicts of Interests. If one editor is the author of a manuscript, the entire process related to that manuscript is handled by the co-editor. A paper co-authored by the editors will not be considered for publication.

Confidentiality
Editors and reviewers will treat all submitted manuscripts in confidence.

Section Policies

Editorial

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Leading Articles

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Point of View

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Research Articles

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Case Reports

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Reviews

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

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