Peer arbitration process

Peer arbitration process
The International and Political Journal (IPJ) uses a double-blind peer arbitration process (in which the names of the authors are obscured from the arbitrators and the names of the arbitrators are obscured from the authors). The article is referred to secret arbitration by arbitrators specialized in the field of specialization. The Political and International Journal (IPJ) relies mostly on external arbitrators in addition to the assistance provided by internal arbitrators. The arbitration process is carried out according to the following steps:

Invitation of Reviewers: The Editor-in-Chief sends invitations to individuals who he believes will make suitable referees. When responses are received, further invitations are issued, if necessary, until the required number of admissions has been obtained (two decisions acceptable to the arbitrators).
Response to Invitations: Potential arbitrators consider the invitation on the basis of their experience, conflict of interest, and availability. Then they accept or reject. Please see the Referee Guidelines section of this site.
Review Procedure: The referee takes time to read the essay several times. The first reading is used to create a first impression of the work. If significant problems are found at this point, the referee may feel comfortable rejecting the essay without further work. Otherwise, they will read the article several times, taking notes to build a detailed review point by point. The review is then submitted to the journal, with a recommendation to accept or reject it - or with a request for review (usually marked as major or minor) before reconsideration.
Reviewing the Journal for Review: The Editor-in-Chief considers all review returns before making a comprehensive decision. If the arbitrations differ significantly, the editor may invite an additional arbitrator to obtain an additional opinion before making a decision.
Primary Decision: The editor-in-chief emails the decision to the author, including any relevant review comments. The name of the reviewer is anonymous for the author(s).
Author Submits Revised Essay: The author must make the changes requested by the referee, and must highlight these changes in a shade of red or yellow.