Peer Review Process

he first step of the review process consists of the editor-in-chief or another member of the editorial team issuing an opinion to a preliminary decision to either accept the paper for further review or reject the paper. The author will be informed of the decision as soon as possible. In certain situations, this decision will be made following consultation with a member of the editorial council specializing in a given area of research.

The next step of the review process involves the choose of at least two independent reviewers not associated with the author’s parent institution. Reviews are conducted using a double-blind review process. This process is based on the rule that the author does not know the identity of the reviewer and vice versa. Each review is issued in written form and ends with an unambiguous recommendation to publish the paper without changes, publish only if certain changes are made or not publish.

In addition to the recommendations made by reviewers, the author may receive additional suggestions from the editor-in-chief (editors reserve the right to make shortcuts or minor corrections), another editor appointed by the editor-in-chief, for example: editor of subject volume  or statistics editor, if the paper contains statistics. Every paper due to be printed is also reviewed by a language editor.