Editorial Process

ITS is an international, open access, and peer-reviewed publisher. In order to ensure the quality of the journals on ITS, manuscripts must come through peer-review process. The following information is the description of details in the process.

Initial Evaluation
Once submitted on ITS, manuscripts will firstly be transmitted to the scientific editor to make an initial assessment. The obviously poor manuscripts will be rejected. Meantime, the background and qualification of authors will be assessed. After the assessment, manuscripts will be sent to at least two reviewers and be subject to rigorous peer-review to meet standards of academic excellence.

Peer-Review Process
ITS grants a single-blinded peer-review process, reviewers know the authors’ information, but the authors didn’t know reviewers’ information. A manuscript submitted to ITS will be reviewed by at least two reviewers and will get at least two review reports. Reviewers are asked to evaluate the quality of the manuscript and to provide a recommendation to the external editor on whether a manuscript can be accepted, requires revisions or should be rejected. Reviewers will provide an overall recommendation for the publication of the manuscript, which should be constructively and concretely. Such recommendation for each article delivered to reviewers should be completed and returned to the editorial department within 14 days, perfectly within 7 days. A gentle reminder will be sent by email when there are 7 days before the deadline.

Final Decision-Making
The final decision whether the paper should be accepted or rejected is made by the academic editor, the accepted manuscripts will go through a final round of checks to ensure the formatting and content meet ITS technical requirements before publication. Editors should be responsible for all the content posted in his journal, including measures to assess the quality of the materials they receive for the journal and to express the need for correction and clarification when needed. As a result, Reviewers make recommendations, and editors-in-chief have right to disagree with their views. If they do so, they should defend their decisions because of the interests of the author.

Publication Ethics
ITS is committed to maintaining high standards through a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies, which include ethics for authors, reviewers, and editors respectively.