Peer Review Process

Submitted manuscripts are first reviewed by the editorial staff to ensure the papers fall within the scope of the NYMJ. Those manuscripts judged not to be within NYMJ’s scope are promptly returned to the author.

All other manuscripts are reviewed in the order they were received by two reviewers. The reviewers will get a copy of the manuscript via email without the name or the institution of the authors. The reviewers can:

  1. Accept the manuscript as is, or with minor changes
  2. Reject the manuscript
  3. Ask for a rewrite based on comments submitted (usually this requires major rewrites).

Articles that are asked to be reworked have to be completed within two months. If resubmitted after two months the manuscript will be considered as a new submission.


Authorship – Authorship is based on the four criteria of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICJME)

  • Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
  • Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
  • Final approval of the version to be published; AND
  • Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved

The order of authorship is to be determined by the authors, not the journal, and is to be done prior to submission.  After submission any changes in authorship (ie. additions, deletions, order of authors) must be done by writing a letter or email to the editor signed by all authors.

Corresponding author – the corresponding author will manage correspondence throughout the submission, review, publication and post-publication stages.

Conflict of interest

Please go to the link below to obtain a conflict of interest form. Please submit the form via email with your completed manuscript.