Appeal Process

Appeal Process:

At JTM, we uphold the highest standards of academic integrity and fairness. We understand that authors may occasionally wish to appeal editorial decisions. Our appeal process is designed to provide authors with a fair and transparent mechanism to address concerns regarding editorial decisions.

  • Grounds for Appeal:
    • Authors may appeal editorial decisions on the grounds of factual errors, misinterpretation, procedural irregularities, or other significant concerns about the review process.
    • Appeals must be based on substantial evidence and should not be submitted solely due to a disagreement with the outcome of the review process.
  • Initiating an Appeal:
    • Authors should submit their appeal in writing within 30 days of receiving the decision letter.
    • Appeals must be sent via email to the editorial office, clearly marked as an "Appeal", and include the title, and corresponding author’s contact details.
  • Appeal Review Process:
    • Upon receiving an appeal, the editorial office will acknowledge receipt within five business days.
    • The appeal will be reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief and/or Associate Editors who were not involved in the initial decision-making process.
    • The appeal review process will typically be completed within 30 days, although this timeframe may vary depending on the complexity of the case.
  • Outcome of the Appeal:
    • Following the review, one of the following outcomes will be communicated to the author:
    • The original decision is upheld, with an explanation provided for the decision.
    • The decision is overturned, and the manuscript will undergo further review by the editorial team.
    • The decision is revised, with modifications made to address concerns raised in the appeal.
    • The decision reached following the appeal review is final and cannot be further appealed.
  • Confidentiality and Impartiality:
    • All appeals will be handled confidentially, with information shared only with individuals directly involved in the appeal review process.
    • Appeals will be evaluated impartially, without bias or prejudice, to ensure a fair and objective assessment.
  • Ethical Considerations:
    • Authors are expected to adhere to the principles of academic integrity and honesty throughout the appeal process.
    • Any attempt to manipulate or falsify information during the appeal may result in further disciplinary action.
  • Contact Information:
    • For inquiries regarding the appeal process or to submit an appeal, please contact the editorial office at “”.

We are committed to ensuring that all appeals are handled with the utmost professionalism and integrity. Our aim is to provide authors with a transparent and equitable process for addressing concerns and maintaining the quality and credibility of our journal.