All manuscripts are subject to a double-blind peer-review process to ensure the quality of their underlying research methodology and argument.
The Editor-in Chief assigns manuscripts to appropriate Associate Editors. Manuscripts may be rejected without external review if the Associate Editor, together with a Science Editor or the Editor-in Chief, determines that the study does not significantly advance the field or the subject material is inappropriate for the JZD’s readership. When papers are sent for external review(double blind), the choice of reviewers is made by the Editor-in Chief or Managing Editor and may include reviewers suggested by the authors. Requests by authors to exclude a specific potential reviewer will be honored to the greatest extent possible if a compelling reason is provided. At least two, and generally three, expert referees are asked to review the manuscript in a timely manner and to assign a priority based on content, originality, quality, relevance, and interest. Authors are informed of the final decision by e-mail, with applicable comments from reviewers and Editors included. Authors are expected to respond to reviewers comments and make appropriate revisions within 30 days. Authors should note that a previously rejected manuscript by JZD would not be re-evaluated.
All manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Zoonotic Diseases are subject to rigorous review according to the following steps:
1. Initial submissions are reviewed by managing editor to ensure check ethical requirements for human and animal experimentation (2 days after submission).
2. Submissions are then assigned to an Editor-in-Chief or Director-in-Charge for evaluation (3 days after submission).
3. They decide whether reviews from additional experts are needed to evaluate the manuscript. The majority of submissions are evaluated by three external reviewers, but it is up to the Editor to determine the number of reviews required (14 days).
4. After evaluation, the Editor chooses between the following decisions:
II. Minor Revision
III. Major Revision
5. If the decision is Minor Revision or Major Revision, authors have 14 days to resubmit the revised manuscript. Authors may contact email address if they require an extension.
6. Upon resubmission, the Editor may choose to send the manuscript back to external reviewers, or may render a decision based on personal expertise.