Single-blind peer review, the most common form of peer review among science journals, is adopted by Blood and Genomics. In this type of peer review, the names of the reviewers are hidden from the author, while the reviewers know who the authors are. Peer review process is strictly followed by Blood and Genomics for every manuscript accepted for publishing, and the manuscripts which fail the initial check regarding format, language and academic quality will not enter this processing step. It takes approximately 1-2 months to complete peer review.
When a new manuscript is received in the editorial system, it will be distributed with a unique manuscript number, and forwarded to Executive Deputy Editor-in-Chief for initial review. If the manuscript is acceptable, Executive Deputy Editor-in-Chief will assign it to a specific Associate Editor, who will check the manuscript and send peer review invitations to appropriate experts. The reviewers will review the manuscript and provide professional review reports. Based on the reviewers' comments, Associate Editor will provide his/her suggestions, which will be passed to Editor-in-Chief for a final decision. Finally, a letter of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the author in the name of Editor-in-Chief.