Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

Single-Blind Peer Review

Asia Pacific Family Medicine operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous.

All articles submitted to Asia Pacific Family Medicine will be peer reviewed by at least two reviewers in the field of the submitted manuscript. Statisticians will be consulted where necessary.

The journal aims to provide authors with a first response (accept; accept after revisions; reject) within 2 months. The final decision is made by the Editor-in-Chief in charge of a specific article, in consultation with the co-Editors. The Editors will re-open a discussion where authors appeal.