Review Process


The SJ shall not accept or publish manuscripts in its online journals with-out prior peer review. There shall be a review process of manuscripts by one or more independent referees who are conversant in the pertinent subject area.

Editors of SJ journal shall follow the review process which shall be clearly defined.

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 esse-ntial to the continuity of the text (e.g. proofs, derivations, or calculations) be placed in Appendices.

Referees shall treat the contents of papers under review as privileged info-rmation 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. Contents of abst-racts submitted to conference program committees shall be regarded as privileged as well, and handled in the same manner. 

The editor(s) evaluates the recommendation and notifies the au-thor of the manuscript status. The manuscript may be:
  • Accepted for publication as it is
  • Accepted for publication with minor changes, with no re-review ne-cessary
  • Accepted for publication after substantial revision and additional review, or
  • Rejected.
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 pro-cedures beyond those contained in the review process. 

Periodicals which are published shall have a review policy that ensures the quality of the papers. This policy should be generally consistent with the  SJ review policy contained in Policy “Publication Standards for Authors, Editors and Referees”.

The comments of the anonymous reviewers will be forwarded to the autho-rs, and when the authors are ready to submit their revised manuscript, read the comments of the editors and reviewers, and respond to them by telling what modifications they have made in their manuscript or why they have not made the suggested changes. Note that revisions must be comp-leted and submitted within two weeks after the authors received the revie-wers' comments. Late manuscripts may be rejected.

Material which has been previously copyrighted, published, or accepted for publication will not be considered for publication in the journals.

Electronic File Formats 

For journals' production, the Microsoft Word files (.Doc) be submitted. Th-ere are many different graphics formats, but the general rule is that if you can insert a file into Microsoft Word files, then we will probably be able to use that file in our process.