What is ‘Blind Peer Review’?
Oxford Global Press is an academic publishing house. In simple terms we publish works for academics, scholars and researchers. To ensure we publish credible and reliable material it is standard policy to send all academic manuscripts out for blind peer review.
In a peer review process two experts in the associated field are asked to review the manuscript. There are four broad criteria that are examined during this process. These are listed below. Works are judged as being (a) publishable without need for amendments, (b)publishable with amendments or (c) not publishable --rejection. In all cases Oxford Global Press publishes under the recommendation of the reviewers. Because the process is ‘blind’, neither the reviewer nor the author are known to each other. Reviewer feedback is provided to the author.
1.Contribution: The degree to which the paper contributes to the field: the level of accuracy, the robustness and impact of findings / points made.
2.Methodology: The logic and applicability of the methodology applied and its capacity to effectively interrogate data as intended for the conclusions made.
3.Data synthesis, analysis and conclusions: The extent to which the paper uses its data/ sources to present findings, argue its case and logically conclude a series of findings.
4.Technical Strength: High levels of grammar, syntax, spelling, clarity of ideas, overall presentation structure