Online Submission

Please go to JTMI Open Journal System (www.jtmi-journal.com) for online submission or downloading the published issues.

JTMI uses Open Journal Systems (OJS) 2.4.5.0. Below is the Peer Review Schedule with the duration for each review step in days.

Step 1 New Manuscript Received — 1 day After the manuscript has been received and qualified as to appropriate submission criteria, an email is automatically issued to the Editor in Chief to acknowledge receipt of a new manuscript.

Step 2 Selection of Associate Editor—up to 3 days The Editor in Chief assigns the manuscript to an Associate Editor and assures that no AE receives more than three manuscripts per month. The Associate Editor is directly contacted via email with the tracking number of the manuscript such that the AE can have access to the abstract and paper, and download of the manuscript if he/she so wishes. JTMI acknowledges receipt of the manuscript via correspondence with the “Corresponding” Author, and advises the author of the name and contact information of the Associate Editor assigned to manage the manuscript. Here the “Corresponding” Author is the author him/herself, or the author designated by all authors of the paper to act as interface for the paper with the Associate Editor and the transactions.

Step 3 Reviewer Contacts — up to 6 days The Associate Editor reviews the manuscript, and selects reviewers that agree to complete the review within four weeks from receipt of the manuscript.

Step 4. Reviewer Accepts the review — up to 6 days When a reviewer accepts the review, the system automatically sends the manuscript tracking number such that the reviewer will have access to the full paper (for download or for review in the computer). A link to the review guidelines will also be emailed to the reviewer.

Step 5. Paper Revision — up to 30 days. The Reviewer completes the review and electronically enters the review in the forms available in OJS.

Step 6. Associate Editor Decision — up to 7 days The Associate Editor, based on the reviews of the manuscript, determines whether or not, and under what circumstances, the manuscript can be published. There are two courses of action: If the paper requires a major or minor revision, the associate editor contacts directly the corresponding author and copies the EiC with the decision. If the paper is accepted or rejected, the AE forwards the decision to the EiC, who then contacts the authors with this final decision. An Associate Editor may decide: R – to reject the paper. A – to accept the paper with no changes. MiR – to accept the paper with minor but required changes which the Associate Editor can adjudicate directly. Manuscripts receiving a MiR status will not be returned to the reviewers. The author will return the amended manuscript to OJS, where it will be re-logged and then forward to the Associate Editor.
MaR – to accept the paper with major, required revisions that will require a second full review cycle by the original and/or additional reviewers. The author will return the amended manuscript to OJS and then forwarded to the Associate Editor and reviewers. WD – manuscript is considered withdrawn (this will affect manuscripts requiring amendment (MiR or MaR)) which have not been returned to OJS at the end of the 30 or 60 days amendment period, respectively.

Step 7. Editor in Chief Decision— 7 days The EiC makes the final decision of acceptance or rejection of a manuscript upon the information received from the AE. The reviews and the AE opinion is in the database, so it will be invoked in the letter to the authors. For rejected papers no further action is required.

Step 8. Accepted paper.

Step 9. Minor Revision (MiR) of the Manuscript — 30 days. The author is informed by the AE of the revisions and has 30 days to complete the review and resubmit electronically the manuscript to OJS with explanations of the modifications in the comment to editor panel. The review then continues from step 6 above.

Step 10. Major Revision (MaR) of the Manuscript — 45 days. Due to the more extensive nature of revisions required, we give 45 days for the author to complete a major revision. After completion, the author resubmits the manuscript to OJS and explains the modifications in the comment to editor panel. The review will continue from step 2 above. The only difference is that the manuscript can have only three reviews thereafter: A, MiR, R.

Step 11. Preparation of Final Version

Step 12. Assembly of the Issue and Publication
Following the above steps, a manuscript with a decision of A should reach the production step within approximately 60 days; a manuscript that is MiR should reach production in about 90 days, and a manuscript that is MaR may require twice that long to reach production.