The journal uses double-blind review procedure in which the editorial team undertake editorial review to assess the quality and type of submission as well as the review process. Manuscripts that do not satisfy the technical requirements will not be accepted for the review process. Authors are expected to follow the instructions / guidelines for authors and also indicate the category in which they are publishing if it is not a research article. The Editorial team will also assess the readability, grammatical usage and if the article fail to meet these requirements, they may request resubmission.

The papers will be sent to the subject editor after they have been received, based on the topic for which the author has submitted the article. If the editor discovers any errors or information that is not relevant, he will make a decision within a day or two and inform the Editor-in-Chief. The appropriate author will be notified of the decision.

Authors can disagree with editorial review remarks if they provide a logical explanation that the Editor-in-Chief will consider. Offensive statements in editor's comments, on the other hand, will result in the publication being canceled. All attempts will be made to finish the entire process within three months of submission, with the first decision being made on average within 30 days to inform authors of their article's status.

The whole peer review procedure for papers submitted to the ARAI Journal of Mobility Technology is conducted online and in digital format. Authors must submit their manuscripts using the online submission method. They should only contact the assistant editor through email if they are unable to do so.

Key Steps of Peer Review Process

  • All required papers, including a copyright form and a separate cover letter, are submitted by the author.
  • The submitted article is reviewed by the editor(s) to see if it fits the journal's broad scope and has adequate value. Before considering for formally initiating the review process, the editor(s) also pay attention to the readability, grammar and usage. If a work is rejected at this level, the author will be notified promptly. There will also be a technical rejection if the authors include their names and affiliations in the main document, if the tables and figures that are mentioned in the text are absent, or if the authors do not follow the guidelines.
  • Following the editor's first clearance, the article is sent to two or three subject editorial reviewers.
  • Editorial Reviewers evaluate the article and return it to the editorial office for processing.
  • Following the initial review, the Editor-in-Chief sends reviews to authors.
  • Authors are expected to react to reviewers and make any required changes.
  • The article may re-reviewed if necessary.
  • The Editor-in-Chief has the option of accepting, rejecting, accepting with minor changes, or sending it out for a third review.
  • If the proposal is approved, the author should submit the final version of the paper with all corrections. The version will be put to the publisher's "in-press" queue.
  • The final article will be published in journal issue and intimate to the author.