JNC will carry out a rigorous and fair, double blind peer review system that is designed to evaluate the scientific quality of submissions or their applied impact, as appropriate. The assessment criteria focus on, for example, methodological soundness and the clarity of communication. The journal will normally recruit at least two independent reviewers to comment on the submission. The journal maintains a database of potential reviewers, and invites relevant experts who are knowledgeable in the relevant field. The journal aims to reach a decision between 6-8 weeks after submission, but seeks to keep authors informed about progression of the submission.