All papers are subject to single blind peer review.
Papers are accepted or rejected for
publication and published solely on the basis of merit. For
manuscripts that go for review, the Editorial Office will
communicate the outcome to the authors within three months of
receipt. If there are any delays, the authors will be informed.
Revised manuscripts should be submitted within three months and will
be subject to further evaluation by reviewers as well as the Editor.
Conservation and Society carries out a pre-review to assess a
manuscript's suitability for the journal. The Editor carries out an
initial evaluation of each manuscript and may consult an Associate
Editor during the pre-review process. Potential manuscripts are then
sent to an Associate Editor (or Subject Editor) who will identify
reviewers and oversee the review process for that manuscript.
Associate Editors as well as reviewers are provided with
manuscript-rating sheets. The Associate Editor then communicates the
reviewer’s comments as well as his own comments and recommendations
for the manuscript. Reviewers are given the choice to remain
Authors are free to mention potential reviewers and also name
individuals to whom their manuscripts should not be sent (please
provide reason), but the Editor’s decision will be final in this
regard. Authors may also suggest a supervising editor for their
manuscript from the members of the Editorial Board.