Review process 

As a peer-reviewed journal, SRLS uses an external double-blind peer review system.  The average period from submission to first decision is  25 days, and that from the first decision to acceptance is lower than 30  days. All manuscripts sent for publication in our journals are strictly and thoroughly peer-reviewed by experts. The Managing Editor of the SRLS will perform an initial check of the manuscript’s suitability upon receipt. After this step, one of the editorial board members whose field of study is more closer to the submitted paper will be assigned as the paper's editor. The selected editor will be asked to assign the paper to different external reviewers. He/she can stop the review process as soon as receiving at least two reviewer comments on the paper. The editor will decide on the paper based on the reviewer’s comments. The editor will send his/her decision (Decline submission, Acceptance with minor change, Acceptance with major changes) to the editor-in-chief. The editor-in-chief then will contact the corresponding author for further steps.

Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified or unable to review the manuscript due to a conflict of interests will ask to notify the editors and decline the invitation. Reviewers will be asked to formulate their statements clearly in a sound and reasoned way so that authors can use the reviewer’s arguments to improve the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors must be avoided. They should indicate in their review process any relevant literature that has not been cited by the authors, anything that has been reported in previous publications and not given appropriate reference or citation, and any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.