The Korean J Vet Res reviews all the submitted manuscripts. The editor selects peer referees upon the recommendation of the Editorial Board members or from the specialist database owned by the Editorial Board. The peer-reviewers will be blinded with respect to the name and their affiliations of the author(s). Typically, the scientific review of manuscript is handled by an Associate Editor who selects two or more investigators in the field as referees according to recommendation of Editor or Editorial board. If decided necessary, review for statistics may be additionally requested. Acceptance of the manuscript is decided, based on the critiques and recommended decision of the referees. A referee's decision is made as “Accept”, “Minor revision”, “Major revision”, and “Reject”. If there is marked discrepancy in the decisions between two referees or in opinions between the author and referee(s), the Editor may send the manuscript to another referee for additional comments and recommended decision. Final decisions about acceptance or rejection of manuscript are made by the Editor-in-Chief. The reviewed manuscript are returned back to the corresponding author with comments and recommended revisions.
Name and individual decisions of the referees are not transmitted to the author. The usual reasons of rejection are insufficient originality, serious scientific flaws, poor quality of illustrations, improper manuscript form or absence of massage that might be important to the intended readers. Though the peer review process may in general take four to eight weeks after submission of the manuscript, more time may be need to finalize the review process. Revisions are usually requested to take account of criticism and comments made by referees. Failure to resubmit the revised manuscript within eight (8) weeks is regarded as a withdrawal. Corresponding author must indicate clearly what alterations have been made in response to the referees comments point by point. Acceptable reasons should be given for noncompliance with any recommendation of the referees. Once accepted, manuscripts will be published with acceptance order.