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General Peer-Review Process
In short, all manuscripts submitted for publication in our journals are strictly and thoroughly peer-reviewed. The review process is single blind. If the manuscript is accepted for full review, it will be reviewed by a minimum of two external reviewers.

Submitted manuscripts will undergo a detailed initial check including a Plagiarism Check in the Editorial Office. An Editor – usually the Editor-in-Chief or a board member of the journal – together with the Editorial Office takes charge of the peer-review process. It starts with a Preliminary Review by the Editor (finished no more than 10 days after manuscript submission).

After a manuscript is accepted for full review, the Editor will collect at least two review comments and prepare a decision letter based on the comments of the reviewers (finished no more than 4 weeks after preliminary review). The decision letter is sent to the Corresponding Author to request an adequate revision (peer-reviewed again whenever necessary). The author will be asked to format the manuscript according to SCIRP’s template before it goes into typesetting and proofreading with the publisher. The author will receive the paper in PDF produced by SCIRP for checking before it is published online.

Flowchart of the peer-review process
Guidelines for peer-reviewers
SCIRP Review Form

Join SCIRP's Peer-Review Program!
SCIRP is one of the largest academic Open Access publishers worldwide. Manuscripts submitted to all our journals are peer-reviewed. Reviewers are involved in all manuscripts submitted to our journals. Based on the reviewer's comments, a Handling Editor (usually the Editor-in-Chief) is subsequently making a final decision about the way a manuscript needs to be improved. We at SCIRP sincerely invite you to join our peer-review program. By participating you will provide help to authors from all over the world and will supply them with your ideas and suggestions based on your valuable expertise.

If you are ready to be a volunteer, please submit your CV to with email subject: Peer-Reviewer Application. The procedures can be outlined as follows:

(1) Send us your CV;
(2) Become a peer-reviewer;
(3) Receive manuscripts from us, review the manuscripts, and send back your comments within 5 days.

The list of Guest Reviewers can be searched by name or research field(s).

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    Zhiqiang Wen

    College of Computer and Communication, Hunan University of Technology, China

    Research Fields: computer application technology

    Pawan Whig

    Rajasthan Institute of Engineering and Technology, India

    Research Fields: Analog Signal Processing, Sensor Modelling, Water Quality Monitoring Applications and Simulation & design

    Kyle Whitfield

    University of Alberta, Canada

    Research Fields: Planning: Health Services; Community; Social Community development Health care services and policy Public involvement in health service development Community health and social impact assessment Hospice care/Palliative care Citizenship and Social Movements Health equality Rural Health: service development, quality of life Qualitative research methodology Health determinants Women’s health Aging

    Yang Xiao

    research associate at Davidson Chemical Engineering School of Purdue University, U.S.A, China

    Research Fields: Sustainable bioenergy processing technologies Sustainable biomass production and supply logistics of energy crops Chemical Aspects of Renewable Energy Flow Chemistry and Continuous Processing Atom-Economic Reaction

    Zhihui Xie

    University of Texas at Austin, USA

    Research Fields: Analysis, PDE, Applied Mathematics

    Kai Xu

    Principal Engineer,SBM Offshore, USA

    Research Fields: Crack analysis, Fatigue analysis, Buckling analysis, Fracture mechanics

    Dr. Ying Yang

    Pacific Biosciences, USA

    Research Fields: Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Nucleosides & Nucleotides Chemistry, Fluorescent dye chemistry, Phospholinked analogs for Single Molecule Real Time (SMRT) DNA sequencing

    Kewu Yang

    Northwest University, China

    Research Fields: Bacteriology