All manuscripts submitted to GJMEDPH undergo review by two independent reviewers (double-blinded peer review process) selected from a pool of reviewers based on their level of expertise and the type of article submitted. A period of approximately 21 days is given to the reviewer to provide comments on an evaluation form. Following this initial review, a preliminary decision is communicated to the author regarding major or minor revisions required, or if the manuscript is not acceptable for publication. Once the manuscript is accepted for publication, authors are required to sign a copyright form. No queries from authors are answered in the interval between GJMEDPH receiving the submission and completion of the initial review process.