Manuscript Review and Editorial Policy

All submission, review, publication, and all kinds of communication processes are carried out in the OJS Habitus Aquatica Journal. The assessment of manuscripts included in the Journal of Habitus Aquatica is carried out by the peer reviewer and editorial board. The review process is conducted in a double blind review. So that the review process runs objectively. Chief Editor makes an initial recommendation to acceptance, rejection, or needs to be returned to the author for revision.

Chief Editor and Section Editor will evaluate the manuscript before submitting it to peer reviewer for review. The Manuscript will be reviewed by two peer reviewers at different times or at the same time. Peer reviewers are directly selected by Chief Editor. Peer reviewer will conduct the review process of the manuscript with a span of two to three weeks. Each peer reviewer will provide publishing recommendations. If one of the peer reviewers makes a recommendation in the form of rejection, Chief Editor will ask Section Editor's opinion for consideration.

The manuscript needs to be revision will be returned to the author. The revision improvements that have been sent by the author will be reviewed by Section Editor. Section Editor will provide recommendations to Chief Editor of the manuscript in about two weeks.

Chief Editor will inform the author of the final decision of the submitted manuscript. If the manuscript is accepted, the author can request an acceptance letter. After that, Section Editor will send the PROOF in PDF format to the author. In general, the revision process by the author will go through five steps: first, revision by the author before the review process (if any) within about two weeks; second, revision of the manuscript that has been reviewed within about two to three weeks; third, revisions to accommodate suggestions by Section Editor before entering PROOF (if any) within two weeks; fourth, revision of PROOF and takes one week; fifth, revision to accommodate suggestion by Editorial Boards within one week (if any).

Make sure all author members checked and read PROOF carefully. The corrections of PROOF may be returned within seven working days after Section Editor sent it. If the manuscript is rejected, the notice will be delivered by Chief Editor along with the reasons. Rejection of manuscripts can be caused by several things such as incompatibility of the contents of the manuscript with the focus and scope of the Habitus Aquatica Journal; does not meet the standards applied by Habitus Aquatica Journal; manuscript writing does not follow the INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS and AUTHOR GUIDELINES that have been established by Habitus Aquatica Journal.