Publication Ethics

Peer Review Policy
Peer review process in Desert Ecosystem Engineering Journal (DEEJ) is mostly double-blinded in which the reviewer’s name is unknown to the author and, vice versa (editors mediate all interactions between reviewers and authors, peer reviews are not published). Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees.  The review process is done as quickly as possible, and a final editorial decision is normally made within 6 - 8 weeks of submission.
Manuscripts are initially reviewed by the Editors and only those in accord with the aims and scope of the journal which advance its scientific and editorial standards are sent for outside review.

The list of authors should include anyone who has significantly contributed to the writing of the article. Relative scientific or professional influences of contributors should be considered while specifying principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits. In multiple-authored articles which are derived from a student’s dissertation or thesis, normally the name of the student is listed as the principal author.