Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous.
The benefit of single-blind peer review is that it is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.
Manuscripts submitted to Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders will be evaluated initially by the Editor-in-Chief, and then assigned to an Associate Editor who is responsible for overseeing the peer-review process. The reports of at least two reviewers will be considered when deciding on acceptance or rejection of a manuscript; a further reviewer may be invited in cases where these reviewers disagree. Final decisions rest with the Associate Editors and Editor-in-Chief, who aim to provide an initial decision within six weeks. In cases where authors challenge an Editor's negative decision with well-founded arguments, the manuscript can be sent to one or two additional reviewers at the discretion of the Editors, and a final decision will be made upon their recommendations.