After an evaluation by members of the editorial board, initially approved manuscripts are submitted to peer review.
Genetics and Molecular Research uses peer review to assess the quality and pertinence of submitted manuscripts. Independent researchers are asked to assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity, and significance to help the editor determine whether the manuscript should be published in the journal.
Genetics and Molecular Research employs a single-blind peer-review system. The reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous. This system encourages prompt, thorough, and constructive reviews.
Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two or more experts who have experience in the appropriate field of research. They will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, provides new and relevant information, and whether the paper is suitable for publication. The Editor will use reports from the reviewers to help make a decision. Where necessary, the Editor will consult members of the Editorial Board and/or contact additional experts. Revisions are normally required, and authors should make sure they respond to peer reviewer concerns and recommendations.
Why use peer review?
Peer review is an integral part of scientific publishing that is used to confirm the validity of the manuscript. Peer reviewers are experts who volunteer their time to validate and help improve the manuscripts they review.
Peer reviewers normally suggest changes that can improve the quality and usefulness of the manuscript.