Peer Review Process
RAA follows a strict and rigorous peer review policy according to an initial editor/associate editor screening and the contribution of anonymous blind reviewer’s experts on their respective subfields. Submissions are assessed by the Editorial Board and are subject to external peer review using the single-blind method whereby the authors are blinded to the identity of the reviewers and editors.
Due to the high volume of submissions received, the Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board operate a rapid triage system and only the top 14% of papers undergo full external peer review. This workflow is in place to allow authors
to submit to a more appropriate journal with minimal delay. On average, the journal returns a decision on a peer-reviewed paper in 4-6 weeks.
Authors who feel they have grounds to appeal a rejection decision should send a rebuttal letter to the editorial office, detailing the reasons for the appeal. The Editor-in-Chief, often in consultation with the Editorial Board Member who handled the paper, will consider rebuttals. Decisions on appeals are final.1