Simon Fraser University

Our Review Process

The peer-review process is an invaluable aspect of any scientific community. We aim to adopt a peer-review approach that will inspire meaningful dialogue within our community at SFU, and we encourage you to participate in this dialogue by submitting accessible and engaging work for your peers. Below we outline the process by which we review submissions. 

1. Section Editors make an initial evaluation of papers


2. Papers which do not meet journal policy or standards are politely declined*


•*On a case-by-case basis, papers may be sent back to authors for initial revision to be re-submitted within two weeks