Peer reviews process

Papers submitted to the Journal will be peer reviewed by two reviewers initially using a double-blind peer review. Papers will be reviewed in accordance with the journal review criteria and reviews should be carried out within four weeks. The papers submitted to the Journal are, among others databases, Scopus indexed. Characteristics of the peer-review process are as follows:
• The journal peer-review process is a "double blind peer review",
• Simultaneous submissions of the same manuscript to different journals will be banned,
• Manuscripts with contents outside the scope are not considered for review,
• Papers will be refereed by at least 2 experts and editors will seek additional reviews when needed. Authors will be informed when Editors decide further review is required.
• All publication decisions are made by the Editor-in-Chief on the basis of the referees' reports. Authors of papers that are not accepted are notified promptly.
• All submitted manuscripts are treated as confidential. We expect our Board of Reviewing Editors, Associate Editors and reviewers to treat manuscripts as confidential material as well.
• Editors, Associate Editors and reviewers involved in the review process should disclose conflicts of interest resulting from direct competitive, collaborative, or other relationships with any of the authors, and remove oneself from cases in which such conflicts preclude an objective evaluation. Privileged information or ideas that are obtained through peer review must not be used for competitive gain.
• Our peer review process is confidential and identities of reviewers cannot be revealed.

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The list of Reviewers is published once a year. Click below to find out who our reviewers have been in recent years.