Complaints & Appeals

Although APP does not place appeals to high priority, we do respect your opinion and a valuable appeal may lead to reconsideration. The authors while making an appeal often request to change referees for the respective manuscript. The editors are reluctant to use new reviewers for the same manuscript. According to the policy, referees are selected keeping in view, their expertise in the field. Assigning new referees may further complicate the process rather than simplifying it. This process may take longer but the authors must keep this in mind that the manuscript undergoing an appeal cannot be submitted elsewhere during this time.  

Complaints must be registered via email at describing your concerns, which will be further investigated as per the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Guidelines.