Peer Review Policy

The "Journal of Harbin Engineering University" adheres to a rigorous peer review process to ensure the quality, integrity, and validity of the manuscripts we publish. Peer review plays a crucial role in maintaining the standards and credibility of scholarly research. Our journal follows the following guidelines and principles for the peer review process:

  1. Double-Blind Review:

    • We employ a double-blind peer review system, where the identities of both the authors and reviewers are kept confidential.
    • The anonymity of reviewers allows for impartial evaluation and eliminates any potential bias based on the authors' identities or affiliations.
  2. Selection of Reviewers:

    • Reviewers are selected based on their expertise, experience, and knowledge in the relevant field of study.
    • Our editorial board maintains a diverse pool of qualified reviewers to ensure a comprehensive and unbiased assessment of the manuscripts.
  3. Reviewer Responsibilities:

    • Reviewers are expected to provide constructive, objective, and timely feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of the manuscript.
    • They should assess the originality, scientific validity, methodology, clarity, and significance of the research presented in the manuscript.
    • Reviewers should identify any ethical concerns, such as plagiarism, data fabrication, or conflicts of interest, and report them to the editor-in-chief.
  4. Reviewer Confidentiality:

    • Reviewers must treat the manuscripts and associated materials as confidential documents.
    • They should not share or discuss the content of the manuscripts with anyone outside the peer review process, without the explicit permission of the editor-in-chief.
  5. Review Process:

    • The review process typically consists of multiple rounds of review, depending on the complexity and quality of the manuscript.
    • Reviewers are requested to submit their reviews within the specified timeframe to ensure timely decision-making.
    • The editor-in-chief evaluates the reviewers' comments, provides guidance to the authors, and makes the final decision regarding the acceptance, rejection, or revision of the manuscript.
  6. Author-Reviewer Interaction:

    • Authors have the opportunity to respond to the reviewers' comments and address any concerns or queries raised during the review process.
    • This interaction fosters constructive dialogue between authors and reviewers and allows for clarification or further elaboration of the research presented in the manuscript.
  7. Editorial Decision:

    • The editor-in-chief considers the reviewers' comments, the authors' responses, and the overall quality of the manuscript in making an informed decision.
    • The decisions can include acceptance, rejection, or revision of the manuscript based on the scientific merit and suitability for publication in the journal.
  8. Transparency and Communication:

    • The journal strives to maintain transparency and effective communication throughout the peer review process.
    • Authors will be notified of the status of their submission and, if required, provided with clear and actionable feedback to improve their manuscripts.

The "Journal of Harbin Engineering University" is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of peer review. We are grateful to our reviewers for their invaluable contributions in ensuring the quality and integrity of the research published in our journal. Their expertise and dedication play a vital role in advancing scientific knowledge and fostering academic excellence.