Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted to Policy & Governance Review (PGR) will undergo a selection and assessment process by the Editors to ensure their accordance with the writing guideline, focus, and scope, and that they are of excellent academic quality. The manuscripts will be reviewed using the double blind peer review method in which case neither authors nor reviewers know each other’s identities.


When the manuscript has passed selection and assessment process, it will be delivered to reviewer who are experts in the field. All review process will be done within 6-7 weeks.

Reviewer Decision

The reviewer will provide the following recommendations:

  1. Accepted; means that the manuscript is acceptable for publication
  2. Accepted with minor revision; means that the manuscript is acceptable for publication once it is revised in response to the reviewer concerns
  3. Accepted with major revisions; means that substantive inadequacies in the manuscript, such as data analysis, the main theory used, and rewriting of paragraphs, need to be revised
  4. Rejected; means that the manuscript is not acceptable for publication

The reviewer’s decision will be considered by the Editors to determine the ensuing process of the manuscript.

Revision Stage

Once the manuscript has been received with notations of minor or major revisions, it will be returned to the autho. For manuscripts accepted with major revisions, authors are allotted 2 weeks to revise. Whereas for manuscripts accepted with minor revisions, 1 week is allotted for revision.

Final Decision

At this stage, the manuscript will be re-evaluated by the Editors to ensure that the author has revised in response to the reviewer concerns. In this final decision, the manuscript may still be rejected if the author did not seriously conduct the revisions necessary.


Once the manuscript has been deemed acceptable by the Editors, it will undergo a proofreading process to maintain linguistic quality.

Publication Confirmation

At this stage, the final layout of the manuscript will be resent to the author to ensure that the content is in accordance with the author’s writing. At this stage, the author may revise any typographical error found in the final manuscript. Once confirmation from the author is given, the Editorial Secretary will process the manuscript for online publication on the website as well as print publication.