Peer Review

CAET subjects all submitted research articles to the highest standards of international peer review:

  • In addition to a pre-review process where articles are first reviewed by the co- editorial team, at least two editorial board members peer review each research article. In addition, we occasionally use external expertise as well for special interest topics that we may not be able to capture within the board expertise
  • The journals’ Editor-in-Chief makes all publication decisions based on the reviews provided.
  • The Editorial Board Members assist the Editor-in-Chief in decision making on specific submissions.
  • Editorial Board Members lend insight, advice, and guidance to the Editor-in-Chief.
  • Administrative support for the review process is provided by the Managing Editor. They uphold the integrity of peer review while delivering rapid turnaround and maximum efficiency to all stakeholders including authors, reviewers, and editors alike.
  • We do not release referees’ identities to authors or to other reviewers unless a referee voluntarily signs their comments to the authors. Our preference is for referees to remain anonymous throughout the review process and beyond.
  • CAET subscribes fully to the COPE code of conduct and best practice for journal editors ensuring that our editors are accountable for everything published in our journal. Our readers will always be informed about how the research is funded and our relationships with authors, reviewers and editorial board members will be influenced by COPE recommendations.

Reviewers primarily evaluate the originality, validity and importance of the manuscripts, and provide detailed and evidence-based (with references) comments to help editors to make publication decisions (accept, revise or reject) and authors to make improvements.

The following points are considered during the review process:

Is the manuscript suitable for CAET? Is it original and important?
The topic should be within the scope of the journal and should be of interest to the readers. Reviewers also need to judge the originality and importance of the manuscript.


Reviewers should respect and observe the confidentiality of the manuscript.

Special Issues

Special Issues (SIs) are collections of papers centered around a subject of special interest and are organized and led by subject experts who take on the role of Guest Editor of the Special Issue. Guest Editor(s) can come from Editorial Board or externally out of the board.  All submissions follow the same peer review process as regular papers. All papers will be submitted through the journals on-line submission system and Guest Editors and invited authors must follow all journal Editorial Policies carefully.