Peer Review Policy on Management Issues in Healthcare System (MIHS)

The practice of peer review is to ensure that the highest quality research paper is published in the MIHS. The reviewers of the MIHS play a key role in establishing and enforcing the high standards of the journal. All manuscripts submitted are double-blind peer-reviewed.

Initial Manuscript Evaluation

The editor-in-chief first evaluates all submissions. Submissions rejected at this stage are not original research, have serious scientific flaws in terms of the research question(s) and hypotheses, data collection, data analysis, and discussion have poor language in terms of structure, jargon, and genre, or are not in the scope of the MIHS. Corresponding Authors of manuscripts rejected at the initial manuscript evaluation stage will be informed within 2 weeks of receipt.

The manuscripts that meet the minimum criteria are sent for double-blind review by at least 2 experts in the field.

Double-Blind Review

The reviewers are requested to evaluate whether the manuscript is original research, is methodologically sound and robust, covers the most relevant literature review, has results which are clearly and concisely presented, has an elaborated discussion based on the research questions and hypotheses, and provides practical implications and suggestions for future research. This stage of review takes 4-5 weeks.

 This evaluation is done on the basis of the following criteria:

 Overall quality, scientific originality, and Significance for theory and practice

  1. The literature review
  2. Theoretical Framework and Conceptual Rationale
  3. Clear definition of the research questions and hypotheses
  4. Research design and data collection procedure
  5. Research Methodology
  6. Data analysis
  7. Clarity of the results and appropriateness of the interpretations
  8. Style (APA 7th Edition) and language

Editor’s Decision is Final

Referees advise the editor-in-chief, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the manuscript.