The JATI peer-review process is single blinded, i.e., the reviewers know who the authors of the manuscript are, but the authors do not have access to the information of who the peer-reviewers are. The following is the editorial workflow that every manuscript submitted to the JATI journal undergoes during the course of the peer-review process.
1. A manuscript is submitted to the journal by the corresponding author.
2. The Editor-in-Chief reads the manuscript and determines if it is appropriate and worthy of review. The Editor-in-Chief, also invites, one of the Associate Editors based on the subject of the manuscript, to inspect the paper.
3. The Editor-in-Chief assigns the manuscript to an Associate Editor, who oversees the review process.
4. The Associate Editor assigns the manuscript to a number (at least 2) of external reviewers, provided that no conflict of interests exists between the reviewers and the manuscript’s authors.
5. The manuscript is reviewed in accordance with the journal publication standards and requirements.
6. Based on the reviews report, the Associate Editor makes a recommendation to the Editor-in-Chief.
7. After careful consideration of the reviewers’ report and Associate Editor’s recommendation, one of the following decisions will be taken by the Editor-in-Chief:
The manuscript is accepted for publication
Consider after Minor/Major Changes:
The corresponding author(s) are notified to submit, within a specified time period, a revised copy of the manuscript with the required changes suggested by the reviewers and/or the Associate Editor. The author(s) should also submit ‘authors response’ detailing all changes made to the manuscript. In the event of minor changes, the Associate Editor will review the revised manuscript; and in the event of major changes, the revised manuscript may be returned to the original reviewers. The revised manuscript may be rejected, accepted as re-submitted or accepted after further changes.
In most cases, methodological and scientific concerns are the main origins of rejection. Causes of rejection will be sent to the authors to provide more chance for them for publication in other journals.
8. Only the Editor-in-Chief can approve a manuscript for publication, whereas Associate Editors recommend manuscripts for acceptance to the Editor-in-Chief.
Preparing a Manuscript
Title and Authorship Information
The following information should be included
Full author names
Full institutional mailing addresses
The manuscript should contain an abstract. The abstract should be self-contained and citation-free and should not exceed 250 words.
This section should be succinct, with no subheadings.
Materials and Methods
This part should contain sufficient detail so that all procedures can be repeated. It can be divided into subsections if several methods are described.
List minimum three to maximum five keywords separated by commas.
Results and Discussion
This section may each be divided by subheadings or may be combined.
This should clearly explain the main conclusions of the work highlighting its importance and relevance.
All acknowledgments (if any) should be included at the very end of the paper before the references and may include supporting grants, presentations, and so forth.
Authors are responsible for ensuring that the information in each reference is complete and accurate. All references should be cited within the text. Harvard referencing style is the requirement for publication in JATI. A clear guide on Harvard referencing can be found at https://library.apiit.edu.my/harvard-reference-style
All figures should be cited in the paper in a consecutive order. Figures should be in either vector art formats (Illustrator, EPS, WMF, FreeHand, CorelDraw, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) or bitmap formats (Photoshop, TIFF, GIF, JPEG, etc.). Bitmap images should be of 300 dpi resolution at least unless the resolution is intentionally set to a lower level for scientific reasons.
Tables should be cited consecutively in the text. Every table must have a descriptive title and if numerical measurements are given, the units should be included in the column heading.
Units of Measuremen
Units of measurement should be presented simply and concisely using System International (SI) units.
Manuscripts should be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript through the email firstname.lastname@example.org. Only Word (.doc, .docx) files can be submitted. There is no page limit. Submissions by anyone other than one of the authors will not be accepted. The submitting author takes responsibility for the paper during submission, peer review process, till publication.
JATI journal template can be downloaded from here:
JATI journal authors response form can be downloaded from here.
JATI journal copyright transfer form can be downloaded from here.