Peer Review Process

IRELC follows a double-blind peer review process.

An e-mail message or letter will acknowledge manuscript receipt. If accepted for the blind review, the manuscript will be sent to, at least, two reviewers: Typically, one has broad general knowledge of the field, and one has expertise in the particular topic or methodology.

Within six months, authors can expect to receive one of four decisions:

(a) manuscript acceptance;

(b) acceptance with revision;

(c) nonacceptance with an invitation for revision and resubmission for another round of review; or,

(d) nonacceptance and recommendation for submission to a different publication.


Reviewers aim to provide authors with helpful feedback for manuscript revision and future manuscript preparation. Manuscripts that fail to follow submission guidelines will not be reviewed.