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Electronic Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law

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Publication Process in a Nutshell

Manuscripts submitted to EJIMEL should be carefully prepared, checked and submitted in their final form. Articles are published on a rolling basis.

In a first step, each submission is assessed by one or more editors of EJIMEL to determine whether it falls within the general scope of the journal. It may be rejected, for example, if the subject area covered by the paper is not topical and novel, if it is poorly presented and/or unclear, and/or of poor stylistic or grammatical standard.

If your paper is not rejected at the pre-review stage, it is assigned to a subject expert, who will provide an independent assessment of the work. The journal uses double-blind review. If the paper is not considered acceptable for publication in the EJIMEL, it will be rejected.

If there is clear potential in the paper, the author will be offered the opportunity to resubmit the paper in light of comments received from referees and editors. Revisions may undergo further peer review and papers may undergo more than one round of revision, as the case may be.

In any case, the final decision is taken by the editor-in-chief or a senior editor based on the information gained through the peer review process.

Please note: EJIMEL does not charge a publication fee (free of article processing charge).