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Review Process

Review Process

The review, revision, and acceptance process for Technology Innovations in Statistics Education usually works in the following way. Following author submission, the article is first checked for plagiarism, missing materials, and identifying information that might break the blind. The editor, sometimes in consultation with members of the editorial board, will make an initial assessment of the paper and either reject with comments or pass the paper to an associate editor. The associate editor will assign the paper to two referees who are experts in the field for review. (Papers submitted within the "Notes" category will be assigned only one referee.) This process takes a minimum of six weeks.  The associate editor will compile the referees' reports and make a decision to accept, provisionally accept, reject and encourage a resubmission, or reject and will inform the correspondence author of the decision.

When authors resubmit revised manuscripts, the associate editor will examine the re-submission and determine whether it should be reviewed again, or whether a final decision can be made.  If re-review is necessary, the manuscript will either be sent back to the original reviewers, or to new reviewers if the original reviewers are unavailable.

The article goes back through the same process (revision/review/decision) until a final decision is reached.  More information for authors on submission specifics and formatting can be found at Information for Authors.

Reviewers are asked to evaluate the submission according to guidelines that pertain to the category under which the submission was made:  Statistical Investigations, Statistical Thinkings, Technology Innovations, and Notes.