Journal of Machines and Computing


Appeals


AnaPub Publications is open for further discussion after either a publication or a rejection of a manuscript.


Appeal against a Rejection

Authors may appeal a rejection, or request further discussions or post-publication revisions, by contacting the Journal’s Editorial department.


When making such an appeal or request, Authors must provide a detailed justification for their request, with a description of the situation, including point-by-point responses to the reviewers’ and/or editor’s comments.


The Journal’s Managing Editor will then forward the manuscript and the related information (including the identities of the referees) to the Editor in charge (either one of the Editors-in-Chief or, an Editorial Board Member with any conflict of interest (COI), who will render a final and irreversible decision.


Appeals will only be considered from the originally submitting Authors. All information will be kept confidential.


As a general rule, an appeal to a Rejection Decision will only be considered if:

  • The authors can clearly and convincingly demonstrate that the final decision was based on an error made by a Referee or by the Editors during review
  • Important additional data can be provided
  • If a convincing case of bias in the process can be clearly demonstrated

Authors who wish to appeal an Editorial decision should submit a formal letter of Appeal to the Journal by contacting the journal editorial office (anapubpublications@anapub.co.ke)


Please include the journal name and manuscript number in the email subject line and on the appeal letter.


If an appeal is successful, the Authors will be sent instructions on how to proceed. If an appeal merits further consideration, the Editor may decide to submit the Authors' response and the revised paper for further peer review.


We at AnaPub Publications adopt policies on Code of Conduct, and Code of Ethics given by OASPA and COPE.