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Review Process & Referees



The manuscript referees for the Journal of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering come from the ranks of technology, technology management, and applied engineering faculty at academic institutions throughout the United States. All referees have at least five years of post-graduate experience and are assigned papers for review within their areas of expertise.

Interested in becoming a referee? Please complete the JTMAE Referee Application Roster and forward to

JTMAE Review Process Summary & Timelines:


  • NOTE on Timelines: The timelines listed are benchmarks that the JTMAE attempts to honor. Circumstances sometimes delay the process.

  • Papers submitted by authors for peer-review are first vetted by the JTMAE Editorial Panel to determine if they meet topical, content and format thresholds for the review process (One to two weeks from submission).

  • Papers that are deemed to meet the thresholds are then entered into the review process and sent to three JTMAE referees for double-blind peer-review (One week from Editorial Panel approval of paper for review).

  • Reviews are due back from referees within 30 days of receipt.

  • The JTMAE Administrator prepares and sends all review materials to the Editorial Panel (One week from receipt).

  • Based upon the reviews, the JTMAE Editorial Panel determines if a paper should be rejected, revised or accepted (One to two weeks).

  • If the decision is that a paper should be revised and returned for a second review, the paper is sent back to authors, who are given 60 days to complete revisions and return the revised paper (One to two weeks from receipt of Editorial Panel decision by the JTMAE Administrator).

  • Upon submission of a revised paper, the review materials and the revised paper are submitted to the Editorial Panel (One week from receipt by JTMAE Administrator).

  • The review materials and the revised paper are considered by the Editorial Panel; the Panel may decide to accept, accept on condition of specific revisions being made, send for second review, or reject the paper (One to two     weeks from receipt).

  • If a paper is to be reviewed again, the JTMAE Administrator sends it to the referees who have 30 days to return their reviews (One week from receipt by JTMAE Administrator of the decision of the Editorial Panel).

  • Generally, most papers are recommended for revision, and most are reviewed twice; occasionally, a paper is deemed to require a second revision and is reviewed a third and final time upon submission of the second revised version of the paper.

  • Final decisions on acceptance or rejection of all papers submitted are made by the JTMAE Editorial Panel.


  • Papers submitted for consideration for "non-refereed" publication are submitted to the Editorial Panel (One week from receipt).

  • The Editorial Panel may make a decision on the paper (One to two weeks from receipt) or assign it to one JTMAE referee for a recommendation on publication based on interest in the topic and readability of the paper.

  • If a paper is assigned to a referee, the referee has 30 days to return their review.
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