Editorial Policies

Peer Review Process

The Wayamba Journal of Animal Science conducts a peer review process to ensure the originality, technical soundness and standard of the manuscripts submitted to the journal. The Editor-in-Chief first evaluates all the manuscripts and those submitted with serious scientific flaws, poor grammar or English, and outside the aims and scope of the journal will be rejected. Only those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to at least 2 experts for review. The journal employs double blind reviewing process in which the referees are matched to the paper to their expertise. Referees are requested to evaluate whether the manuscript is original, is methodology sound, follows appropriate ethical guidelines, have results which are clearly and accurately presented with adequate evidence and correctly references previous relevant work.

The time required for the review process depends on the response of the referees. The Editor’s decision will be sent to the corresponding author with recommendations made by the referees. Revised manuscripts may be returned to the initial referees who may then request another revision of the manuscript if necessary. A final decision to accept or reject a manuscript will be sent to the corresponding author along with any recommendations made by the referees. The Editor is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the manuscript based on the referees’ advice to the editor.

Section Policies

Research Articles

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

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