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Editorial Policies

Peer Review Process

JCCPSL follows a double-blind peer review process, in which each article is reviewed by two independent reviewers (names of the authors are not revealed to the reviewers and vice versa, until the initial decision is made on the manuscript). Reviewers are requested to return their reviews within 02 weeks   The review will focus on the originality of the work, scientific validity of the study and its findings, ethical conduct and public health implications. Reviewers comprise members of the Editorial Board including the members of International Advisory Board, and local or international experts on specific content/field, if required.   

The two co-Editors are in charge of the peer-review process. Corresponding authors are requested to submit the manuscripts online using the Editorial Manager system (for more information, visit Submission Guidelines). When a manuscript is submitted to the JCCPSL, it is initially assessed by the co-Editors on meeting the criteria for submission. If it does, the co-Editors will select two potential peer reviewers within the field of research and invite them to review independently and make recommendations in reviewers’ reports. The editorial board will be meeting once a month (every third Thursday of month), during which the recommendations made by the reviewers will be presented and further discussed and finally, a decision will be made on the manuscript. Accordingly, the peer-review process up to the first decision will usually take 2-6 weeks from the date of submission. Decisions include: 'Reject; no further review' (Decline submission), 'Major revision' (Resubmit for review), 'Minor revision' (Revision required) and 'Accept' (No further revisions). 

If it is a re-submission, comments will be communicated to the corresponding author within one week of the meeting. Once received, the manuscript should be revised, while taking the reviewer comments into account. The revised manuscript is to be submitted online by the corresponding author within the next 4 weeks if it is a 'Major revision'; and within the next 2 weeks if it is a 'Minor revision'. It should include a covering letter detailing the responses given to each reviewer comment in point-by-point form and be submitted online by the given deadline. Final decision will be made accordingly and communicated to the corresponding author. If the corresponding author does not respond to three reminders sent by the Editorial manager after the deadline, the manuscript will be automatically removed from the system and will not be considered for further evaluation. 

Section Policies

Editorial

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Presidential Address

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Oration of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Leading Article

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Original Research Articles

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Review Articles

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Review Update

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Point of View

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Short Communications

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Research Letters

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Obituary

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Cover story

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Continued Medical Education

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Picture story

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

ORAL Presentations

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

POSTER Presentations

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Policy and Systems

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

Update on evidence based practices in health policy and systems

  • Open Submissions
  • Indexed
  • Peer Reviewed

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