The Editors-in-Chief in consultation with the Executive Editor, Assistant Editors and Advisory Board Members reviews all submitted manuscripts initially. Manuscripts with insufficient originality, serious scientific and technical flaws, or lack of significant message are rejected. .All manuscripts received are duly acknowledged.
Once found suitable by the Editor-in-Chief manuscripts are gone through editorial review and if needed sent to two or more expert reviewers without revealing the identity of the contributors to the reviewers. Each manuscript is also assigned to a member of the editorial team, who based on the comments from the reviewers takes a final decision on the manuscript. The contributors will be informed about the reviewers' comments and acceptance/rejection of manuscript. On an average, the submission to first decision period will be around 30 days. Statistical editors may be consulted as per the discretion of the Editor-in Chief and on advice from Section Editor/ Reviewers
Articles accepted by peer reviewers would be copy edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format. At this stage the Managing and Technical Editors also do a Plagiarism Check. (NJPPP is strictly against plagiarism. Please read our Plagiarism Policy) . Page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author, just before the publication of article in the journal, which has to be returned within three days. Correction received after that period may not be included.
The contributor may(not mandatory) provide names of two qualified reviewers who have had experience in the subject of the submitted manuscript, but who are not affiliated with the same institutes as the contributor/s.
All manuscripts should be prepared according to a checklist based on ICMJE criteria. The checklist should be submitted with the manuscript as word file. Download checklist from here http://www.ejmanager.com/mnstemps/28/ICMJEchecklist.doc