Only after satisfying the writing format requirements and passing plagiarism checks, the Editor in Chief will assign a manuscript to one of the members of the Editorial Board to determine if the manuscript is accepted for publication. A regular (semester) editorial board meeting is held to formally accept or reject manuscripts. The rejected manuscripts will be returned to the authors.
The accepted manuscripts will be sent to reviewers following a double-blind peer-review policy. The reviewed manuscripts are sent back to the authors for the necessary revision. The revised manuscripts from the authors will be rechecked for plagiarism to maintain high publication quality post-revision process.
The journal’s editors will carry out a final proofreading in consultation with the authors to improve the readability of the revised manuscripts for final publication. All review and publication processes within the Coastal and Marine Journal (CMJ) are through the journal online system.