Physical Science International Journal, ISSN: 2348-0130,Vol.: 15, Issue.: 3


Bound State Solutions of the Klein-Gordon Equation with Manning-Rosen Plus Yukawa Potential Using Pekeris-Like Approximation of the Coulomb Term and Parametric Nikiforov-Uvarov


B. I. Ita1, H. Louis1,2*, P. I. Amos3, T. O. Magu1 and N. A. Nzeata-Ibe1

1Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Unit, Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Calabar, P.M.B. 1115 Calabar, CRS, Nigeria.

2CAS Key Laboratory for Nanosystem and Hierarchical Fabrication, CAS Centre for Excellence in Nanoscience, National Centre for Nanoscience and Technology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

3Department of Chemistry, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, P.M.B. 2026 Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria.

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Specific Comment

Average Peer review marks at initial stage: 6.5/10

Average Peer review marks at publication stage: 8/10

Peer review history

Stage Description File 1 File 2
Stage 1 Original Manuscript File 1 NA
Stage 2 Peer review report_1 (Mehmet Ekici, Turkey) File 1 NA
Stage 2 Peer review report_2 (M. Ali Akbar, Bangladesh) File 1 NA
Stage 2 Peer review report_3 (Horacio S. Vieira, USA) File 1 NA
Stage 2 Peer review report_4 (Ahmet Tas, Turkey) File 1 NA
Stage 2 Revised MS v1 and Feedback v1 File 1 File 2
Stage 2 Re-Review report_1_v1 (Mehmet Ekici, Turkey) (NA) NA NA
Stage 2 Re-Review report_2_v1 (M. Ali Akbar, Bangladesh) File 1 NA
Stage 2 Re-Review report_3_v1 (Horacio S. Vieira, USA) (NA) NA NA
Stage 2 Re-Review report_4_v1 (Ahmet Tas, Turkey) (No response) NA NA
Stage 3 Comment_Editor_1_v1 File 1 NA
Stage 3 Comment_Editor_2_v1 File 1 NA