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.