Peer Review Process

Asian Social Work Journal (ASW) follows a double-blind peer-review process, whereby authors do not know reviewers and vice versa, and are reviewed by at least three (3) independent reviewers.

All reviewed manuscripts will be reviewed by two (2) external reviewer and then subject to one (1) further internal review process, and a final review by the Editor-in-Chief. An editorial decision is then made based on the recommendations from the series of reviews.

Reviewers evaluate manuscript based on:

  • their appropriateness for the journal,
  • significance of contribution to the discipline,
  • conceptual adequacy,
  • technical adequacy, and
  • clarity of presentation

The review process normally take place between 2 - 4 weeks. Each submission will go through the following review process:

  • Technical and content screening 
  • Double-blind reviews
  • Revision(s) by author(s) if required
  • Editorial screening/decision
*Double-blind review is a nature of peer-review process, in which both the author and reviewer do not know the identity of each other to ensure the objectivity of the reviews.
*External reviewers are reviewers outside of the author's affiliations
*Internal reviewers are reviewers affiliated with ASWJ