The editor’s final decision is mostly based on a 10 points scoring system. Manuscripts will normally be accepted and recommend- ed for publication after revision if the manuscript scores more than 6 out of 10. The journal editor looks for the following featu- res in the prospective submitted manuscripts in order to be successful:
Points 1-5 ensures scientific integrity:
Essential to qualify for publication:
[ Note: 1 = YES and 0 = NO for the above criteria. Any manuscript that satisfies one of the last 5 points (6-10) is worthy of publication in iScience Notes and more points may qualify for Online Focus Article. The first 5 points in the criteria above ensures that the manuscript is scientifically accurate. ]
Editor's Decision Type : Publish after revision / Reject / Editorial Reject
In case the decision is "Publish after revision", the authors will be given 1-2 weeks to revise and resubmit the manuscript. Revised manuscript must be accompanied by a "response letter" that contains the response to reviewer's / handling editor's comments.