Editorial Workflow

Manuscripts should be submitted through the on-line submission system at https://adac.ee/index.php/stat/about/submissions. This system will ask the author to upload the PDF file(s) of the manuscript. The LaTeX source-file(s) and other file(s) will be needed after the article has been accepted for publication.

Once a manuscript is submitted for publication, the manuscript will be reviewed by the editorial office for plagiarism/similarity check and to ensure it is suitable for peer review. After the pre-check is complete, the manuscript is sent to the editor in chief and then assigned to an appropriate editor.

If either the editor in chief or the handling editor finds the manuscript is not of sufficient quality to go through the normal review process or if the subject of the manuscript is not appropriate to the journal scope, the manuscript will be rejected with no further processing.

If the Editor determines that the submitted manuscript is of sufficient quality and falls within the scope of the journal, he/she assigns the manuscript to a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 external reviewers for peer-review. The reviewers submit their reports on the manuscripts along with their recommendation according to one of the following actions to the Editor:

  1. Acceptable,
  2. Acceptable with suggestion for revision,
  3. Acceptable only if adequately revised and requiring re-review,
  4. Acceptable only if considerably shortened,
  5. Reject.

When all reviewers submit their reports, the Editor can make one of the following editorial recommendations:

  1. Publish unaltered,
  2. Consider after minor revisions,
  3. Consider after major revisions,
  4. Reject.

If the editor recommends "Publish unaltered," the manuscript is accepted for publication.

If the editor recommends "Consider after minor revisions," the authors are notified to prepare and submit a final copy of their manuscript with the required minor revisions suggested by the reviewers. The editor reviews the revised manuscript after the minor changes have been made by the authors. Once the editor is satisfied with the final manuscript, the manuscript can be accepted. Revised manuscript has to be submitted within a month. If the authors think they are unable to meet the deadline, they should notify the editorial office.

If the editor recommends "Consider after major revisions," the recommendation is communicated to the authors. The authors are expected to revise their manuscript in accordance with the revisions recommended by the reviewers and to submit their revised manuscript within two months. Submission later than that will be regarded as a new submission that will go through the complete review process from the beginning. If the authors think they are unable to meet the deadline, they should notify the editorial office. When the editor receives a revised manuscript, it will be sent to the reviewers for their approval. If the reviewers approve the revised version, the manuscript is accepted for publication, if not, it is rejected.

If the editor recommends rejecting the manuscript, the rejection is immediate. Also, if two of the reviewers recommend rejecting the manuscript, the rejection is immediate. The editorial workflow gives the editors the authority in rejecting any manuscript because of inappropriateness of its subject, lack of quality, or incorrectness of its results. The Editor cannot assign himself/herself as an external reviewer of the manuscript. This is to ensure a high-quality, fair, and unbiased peer-review process for every manuscript submitted to the journal, since any manuscript must be recommended by three or more external reviewers along with the editor in charge of the manuscript in order for it to be accepted for publication in the journal.