Peer-review Process

HN adheres to an open peer-review process as follows:

Health Nexus is committed to ensuring that all published articles meet the highest standards of scientific and ethical integrity. To achieve this, we employ an open peer-review process in which the identities of both the authors and reviewers are disclosed to each other during the review process. This approach promotes transparency and accountability and enhances the quality of our peer review.

All manuscripts submitted to the Health Nexus undergo a rigorous evaluation process. The editorial team initially evaluates each submission to determine its suitability for publication. Manuscripts that meet our criteria are then sent to two or more independent experts in the field for peer review. Reviewers provide detailed feedback on the scientific quality, methodology, significance, and ethical aspects of the manuscript and recommend revisions or rejection as appropriate.

We aim to complete the peer-review process within 2–4 weeks of submission, but this timeline may vary depending on the availability of reviewers and the complexity of the manuscript. We encourage our reviewers to provide constructive feedback that helps authors improve their work, and we value their contributions to the advancement of knowledge according to the aims and scopes of the journal and related fields.