The ASHM shall not accept or publish manuscripts in its online journals without prior peer review. There shall be a review process of manuscripts by one or more independent referees who are conversant in the pertinent subject area.
Editors of ASHM journal shall follow the review process which shall be clearly defined.
Authors should strive for maximum clarity of expression, bearing in mind that the purpose of publication is the disclosure of technical knowledge and that an excessively complex or poorly written presentation can only obscure the significance of the work presented. Material which is not essential to the continuity of the text (e.g., proofs, derivations, or calculations) be placed in Appendices.
We expect that the final decision of manuscripts to be informed by 4 weeks after submission date.
The editor evaluates the recommendation and notifies the author of the manuscript status. The manuscript may be:
--Accepted for publication
--Accepted for publication with minor changes, with no re-review necessary
--Accepted for publication after substantial revision and additional review, or
The comments of the anonymous reviewers will be forwarded to the authors, and when the authors are ready to submit their revised manuscript, read the comments of the editors and reviewers, and respond to them by telling what modifications they have made in their manuscript or why they have not made the suggested changes. Note that revisions must be completed and submitted within two weeks after the authors received the reviewers' comments. Late manuscripts may be rejected.
Material which has been previously copyrighted, published, or accepted for publication will not be considered for publication in the journals.
The review process shall ensure that all authors have equal opportunity for publication of their papers. Acceptance and scheduling of publication of papers in these periodicals shall not be impeded by added criteria and procedures beyond those contained in the review process.