Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts are first reviewed by the editorial board to ensure their appropriateness relevant to the framework of the journal. Manuscripts that do not meet the journal's standards will not be considered for the review process. At this step, Editorials and Letters may be accepted, but other articles are decided to be rejected or sent for peer review. Manuscripts that advance to the review process are reviewed by independent researchers in the relevant research area. Typically, each manuscript is reviewed by at least two reviewers for their comments. For research manuscripts, editors may also request the opinion of a statistical reviewer. Peer reviews are handled anonymously (double-blind) and identifying information remains confidential. The final decision to publish manuscripts is made by the editor based on editorial evaluation and peer review suggestions, and there are four options for that: acceptance, minor revision, major revision, or decline. In the case of potential acceptances requiring revisions, one round of revisions will be reevaluated. Also, readability and grammatical usage are checked by the editors, and if the manuscripts are weak in these parameters, resubmission may be requested.

COPE Guidelines

GHFBB adheres to the definitions and guidelines set by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) in the review and publication process.