Complaints & Appeals
Genuine appeals by the author(s) to editorial decisions shall be encouraged, but it is important to understand that the editor's final decision is always the result of broad discretion in determining the best appropriate article for the journal. Only appeal if you can provide strong evidence or new data that can respond to and alleviate the concerns of the editors and reviewers. If the author(s) believes that there is an inaccuracy in reviewing the article, the formal appeal can be initiated with a detailed description of possible errors they believe occurred.
Consideration to the actual cases of appeal will be given by the editor, like additional factual input by the author(s), revision of manuscript or data, appeals about conflicts of interest, and concerns about the biased peer review. Appeals must be rational arguments, not emotional ones so be sure you have enough evidence before appealing, otherwise, it will not affect the final decision of the editors.
- Upon receiving an eligible appeal, the editors will mediate all exchanges between authors and peer-reviewers during the review processand additional peer reviewers can be added if the editor deems needed.
- For time-sensitive results, the review process can take longer time than normal, and the process can't speed up. In this case, it is important to notify the editors that you are withdrawing your manuscript, and get confirmation that this has been withdrawn before you submit it to a different journal.
- After reviewing the appeal application, the Editor's verdict will be the "Final decision".
Asian Science Bulletin will acknowledge the receipt of appeal/complaint and investigate the cases with relevant guidance from the Committee on Publication Ethics , where applicable.
In case of a complaint/appeal, the author may write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org