Peer Review Process

The peer review process for the Journal of Contemporary Issues in Sport (JCIS) is essential for ensuring the quality, rigor, and relevance of the published research. Here are the detailed instructions for the peer review process:


  • Assignment of Reviewers:
    • All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial review by the Editor, and, if found suitable for further consideration, conduct double-blind peer review by independent and anonymous expert reviewers who have expertise in the subject matter and methodology relevant to the submission.
  • Double-Blind Peer Review:
    • Reviewers will receive an invitation via email to review the manuscript and conduct the 1st review within 4 weeks.
    • Reviewers are expected to thoroughly evaluate the manuscript based on the following criteria:
      • Originality and significance of the research.
      • Methodological rigor and appropriateness.
      • Clarity and organization of the manuscript.
      • Relevance to contemporary issues in sport.
      • Contribution to the existing body of knowledge.
    • Reviewers will provide detailed, constructive feedback to assist the author(s) in improving the manuscript. Feedback will be specific, pointing out strengths and weaknesses, and offering suggestions for improvement.
  • Recommendation:
    • Reviewers will provide a clear recommendation regarding the manuscript, which may include:
      • Acceptance as is.
      • Acceptance with minor revisions.
      • Acceptance with major revisions.
      • Rejection.
    • Editor's Decision:
      • The editorial team will consider the reviewers' comments and recommendations, along with their own assessment, to make a final decision on the manuscript's acceptance or rejection.

Authors will be informed of the decision, and if revisions are required, they will be provided with the reviewers' comments and asked to revise accordingly.