Peer-Review Process


Articles are published on a first-come, first-served basis. The members of the editorial board have the right to recommend the expedited publishing of articles that are deemed to be a priority and have received good reviews. The Editorial Board will provide common feedback in ensuring submissions have conformed to the journal's standard to ease the peer-reviewer in reviewing the manuscript. If authors do not meet these conditions, they will get feedback and will have an opportunity to revise their manuscript according to the given criteria. However, there is also the possibility that the Editorial Board will directly reject the manuscript. Articles that have been received by the editorial board are assessed by the board members and then sent for external review.


The selection of articles published on AMS uses the double-blind peer review method, in which case neither authors nor reviewers know each other’s identities. The task of reviewers is to assess originality, clarity of presentation, and contribution to the legal knowledge. The review process is carried out within a maximum of 1 month for one review round. The choice of reviewers is up to the editorial board. The manuscript is sent to reviewers who are experts in this field of research. The final decision of manuscript acceptance is solely decided by the editors according to reviewers' comments. 


The reviewer's decision can be categorized into 4, (1) articles accepted without improvement (Accepted Submission), (2) articles that need revision from the author before acceptance (Required Revision), (3) the author must make fundamental improvements and the article will go through the review process again (Resubmit for Review), and (4) the article does not acceptable for publication (Decline Submission). The final decision of manuscript acceptance is solely decided by the Editorial Board by taking into account reviewers' comments. The Editorial Board cannot unilaterally make a decision without the recommendation from reviewers.


Authors who do not correct the article within one month are automatically considered to cancel the publication and also cancel all previous acceptance statements. The return of an article to the authors for improvement does not mean that the article has been accepted for publication. The manuscript will be re-evaluated by the Editorial Board to ensure that the author has revised it in response to the reviewers’ concerns. In this final decision, the manuscript may still be rejected if the author did not seriously conduct the revisions necessary. The author must return the improved text, together with the responses to all comments of the reviewer. After the layout for the relevant issue of the journal is ready, the publisher sends out PDF files to the authors for a final review. Changes other than simple corrections in the text, figures, or tables are not allowed at the final review stage. If this is necessary, the issue is resolved by the editorial board.