Peer Review Process

Peer Review Process

Submissions should be prepared under the Author Guidelines. The manuscript may be returned to authors without a scientific assessment if they do not meet all submission requirements, are not in the correct format, found indication of publication malpractice, or cannot be downloaded reliably.

Submissions must represent the original and independent work of the authors. Principal Editor assesses each new submission to determine whether it falls within the general remit of Wawasan Nusantara. We will reject a manuscript without review if it contains insufficient content; it exceeds our word limit or is incorrectly formatted; it is poorly presented and unclear, or there are indication of plagiarism. Principal Editor or Associate Editor will handle manuscripts that pass the initial assessment to oversee the review process for contribution, originality, relevance, and presentation.

Once a manuscript passes the initial checks, it will be assigned to two independent experts for peer review. A Double-blind review is applied, where authors identities are unknown to reviewers (the editor will delete the authors name prior to sending it to assign to reviewers). Peer review comments are confidential and will only be disclosed with the express agreement of the reviewer. All manuscripts are subject to peer review, and authors can expect a decision, or an explanation for the delay, within two months of receipt. The corresponding author should submit the revised manuscript within two weeks if a revision is invited. Principal Editors make the final decision based on the information gained through the peer-review process.

As explained in publication ethics, we ensure that the reviewed manuscript is treated confidentially before publication.


✓ Submission procedure

Authors are encouraged to submit original manuscripts online, which are not presently under consideration at another journal, in a format defined by the author guidelines. Submitted manuscripts are pre-screened by plagiarism detection software both before and after blind peer review, prior to acceptance. The journal allows the author to track and participate in all activities related to the processing of the manuscript, such as the review process, copy editing, layout editing and proofing of manuscripts, which are all managed online. The publisher utilises multiple communication channels such as email, text messaging and telephone calls, with the intent to provide status updates and action requests for authors. For this purpose, we ask that authors frequently visit their user profile and update it with the latest contact information. This process takes place no later than two months from the date of submission. The acceptance ratio of articles in this journal is only 25%.

✓ Reviewing procedure

Wawasan Nusantara is committed to peer-review integrity and upholding the highest standards of review. Once your paper has been assessed for suitability by the editor, it will then be single anonymous peer reviewed by two independent, anonymous expert. If you have shared an earlier version of your Author’s Original Manuscript on a preprint server, please be aware that anonymity cannot be guaranteed. Further information on our preprints policy and citation requirements can be found on our Preprints Author Services page. Find out more about what to expect during peer review and read our guidance on publishing ethics.

✓ Revisions procedure

After formal peer review many manuscripts may be provisionally accepted pending minor revisions, after which authors will submit revised manuscripts. The editor would have gauged the revisions needed as being feasible and capable of being completed within 3 months. Revisions will be requested by the editor through email, with instructions on how to proceed to create and upload a revised submission on the journal website. In the journals’ personalised section your submission will move in the active table from having the status In Review to In Review: Revisions Required. When you prepare a revised version of your manuscript it is essential that you follow the instructions given in the editor’s letter and the reviewer’s comments (when provided) very carefully.

✓ Publications procedure

Upon acceptance of a manuscript for publication by the Editor-in-Chief, the editorial staff will work towards preparing the manuscript for online publication. The first stage involves language editing, after which the manuscript is returned to the corresponding author for review. This is the author’s final opportunity to make text changes to the manuscript and submit a revised version. At a final stage the editorial staff will send the author one set of galley proofs, and the author will have two working days to mark any typographical errors. It may not be possible to incorporate author corrections in the printed version of the manuscript if the author fails to respond to proofreading requests. Authors should visit their personalised homepage frequently to assess the location or stage of the manuscript.