Revise and Resubmit
This stage presents an opportunity for the manuscript to be improved based on reviewers and handling the editor’s recommendations. The author(s) is (are) expected to meticulously read the reviewers’ comments and respond point-by-point indicating how the change has been made, or if certain revisions cannot be made, they provide sufficient explanations. The author(s) is (are) not obliged to accept all the reviewers’ or editor’s comments, but if the author disagrees with the reviewers’ or editor’s opinion, he/she must provide convincing reasons to support his/her position. The revision period is between one and two months and the authors resubmit the revised paper to the journal. The revision will go through review by the editor only, or by both the editor and reviewers for the second round.