Peer Review Process

Editorial Independence

Although the CBJ is sponsored financially by the Cardiovascular Research Center of Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, it benefits from editorial freedom. The Editor evaluates and accepts articles based only on significance, originality, validity, and adherence to the aims and scope of the journal.

Our editorial policy is consistent with the principles of editorial independence presented by the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME).


Scientific and Initial Screening

CBJ staff would check the structure and content of manuscripts to ensure compliance with standard structures (based on the type of study), the Journal’s scope, standard guidelines, quality, novelty, and adherence to ethical issues. In this step, articles would be screened in the shortest possible time. This step helps the Editorial Board and the Editor to make fair final decisions, and improves the final quality of published articles.


Peer Review Process

Submitted articles are primarily evaluated for any methodological flaws, format, and their compliance with the Journal’s instructions. Through a double-blind review, the articles will be reviewed by at least two external (peer) reviewers. Their comments will be passed to the authors and their responses to the comments along with the reviewers’ comments will then be evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief. The final review process will be discussed in regular editorial board sessions and on the basis of the comments, and the Journal’s standards, the Editor-in-Chief will decide which articles should be published.

It should be noted that articles submitted by the staff and editors of the CBJ will also be subjected to peer review, and the authors will be completely blind to the evaluation process of their article until a final decision has been made.


Publication Charges

The articles in this journal are freely available to read, download, and share immediately after publication. There are no submission fees, publication fees or page charges for this journal.