Peer Review Process

General Review Process

All  papers  submitted  to  the  Journal  will  be  subjected  to  rigorous  reviewing  by  a  minimum  of  two reputable referees who are technically competent to evaluate the subject matter.  Upon the acceptance of the contribution for publication it is possible that papers may be subject to minor  editorial amendments. However, authors are solely responsible for the originality and accuracy of  the findings in their papers. Statements, results and findings published in the Journal are understood to be those of the authors,  not those of the Editorial Board or the publisher.

  • Peer Review / Responsibility for the Reviewers

As an editor or a reviewer you are requested to find out about the originality of the manuscript you are urged to review. Therefore, it is recommended that you also see the Author Guidelines and Polices page to see which points authors should take into consideration prior to submission of their papers for the publication.

Although reviewed articles are treated confidentially, reviewers’ judgments should be objective. Reviewers should have no conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders, and reviewers should point out relevant published work which is not yet cited. 

  • Editorial Responsibilities

Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article. Editors should have no conflict of interest with respect to articles they reject/accept, only accept a paper when reasonably certain, when errors are found, promote publication of correction or retraction,  and preserve anonymity of reviewers.

Reviewers role and responsibilities


Peer review is critical because it

  •  Improves the quality of the published paper
  •  Ensures previous work is acknowledged
  •  Determines the importance of findings
  •  Detects plagiarism and fraud
  •  Plays a central role in academic career development

...adheres to the principles that

  •  It is a well understood concept
  •  Without it there is no control in scientific communication
  •  Journal editors evaluate and reject certain articles prior to external peer review.