Community Empowerment (CE) uses a hybrid peer-review process, i.e main editor peer-review and single-blind peer-review.

*Types of decisions: Decline, Need revision, or Accept submission

Decline
Following peer review, the paper is judged not to be acceptable for publication in Community Empowerment and resubmission is not possible.

Revision
The paper requires changes before a final decision can be made. Authors are asked to modify their manuscript in light of comments received from referees and editors and to submit a new version for consideration within 2 weeks of receiving the decision letter. A point-by-point explanation of how comments have been addressed must be supplied with the revised version of the paper. Revisions may undergo further peer review and papers may undergo more than one round of revision. If the authors do not revise their papers to the satisfaction of the editors, the paper can still be declined from publication.

Accept Submission
The paper is accepted for publication, subject to conditions that need to be addressed in producing a final version of the manuscript. These may include sub-editing changes and a minor amendment to ensure the paper fully matches our criteria. After final checking in the editorial office, acceptance is confirmed and the paper is forwarded to the publishers for publication.