1. JATIT offers a fast
publication after prompt peer-review by the experts in the field and quick
publication upon acceptance. It is the major editorial policy to review the
submitted articles as fast as possible and promptly include them in the
forthcoming issues should they pass the evaluation process.
2. All research and reviews published in the journal have been fully
peer-reviewed by two, and in some cases, three internal or external
reviewers. Unless they are out of scope for the journal, or are of an
unacceptably low standard of presentation, submitted articles will be sent
to peer reviewers. They will generally be reviewed by two experts with the
aim of reaching a first decision within a two-month period.
3. Suggested reviewers will be considered alongside potential reviewers
identified by their publication record or recommended by Editorial Board
members. Reviewers are asked whether the manuscript is scientifically sound
and coherent, and of what quality. Where possible, the final decision is
made on the basis that the peer reviewers are in accordance with one
another, or that at least there is no strong nonconformist view.
4. In cases where there is strong disagreement either among peer
reviewers or between the authors and peer reviewers, advice is sought from a
member of the journal's Editorial Board. The journal allows a maximum of
three revisions of any manuscripts. The ultimate responsibility for any
decision lies with the Editor-in-Chief. Reviewers are also asked to indicate
which articles they consider to be especially interesting or significant.
These articles may be given greater prominence and greater external
5. Authors should strive for maximum clarity of expression, bearing in
mind that the purpose of publication is the disclosure of technical
knowledge and that an excessively complex or poorly written presentation can
only obscure the significance of the work presented. Material which is not
essential to the continuity of the text (e.g., proofs, derivations, or
calculations) be placed in Appendices.
6. Referee policy treats the contents of papers under review as
privileged information not to be disclosed to others before publication. It
is expected that no one with access to a paper under review will make any
inappropriate use of the special knowledge which that access provides.
7. The editor evaluates the recommendation and notifies the author
of the manuscript status.
- The manuscript may be:
- Accepted for publication as is.
- Accepted for publication with minor changes, with no re-review
- Accepted for publication after substantial revision and additional
8. The comments of the anonymous reviewers will be forwarded to you
on request, and when you are ready to submit your revised manuscript, read
the comments of the editors and reviewers, and respond to them by telling
what modifications you have made in your manuscript or why you have not made
the suggested changes. Note that revisions must be completed and submitted
within four weeks after you receive the reviewers' comments. Late
manuscripts may be rejected.
9. Material which has been previously copyrighted, published, or
accepted for publication will not be considered for publication in JATIT.
10. The review process shall ensure that all authors have equal
opportunity for publication of their papers. Acceptance and scheduling of
publication of papers in these periodicals shall not be impeded by added
criteria and procedures beyond those contained in the review process.