Peer Review Process

Peer Review Process All papers are subject to a double-blind peer review process to ensure the quality of their underlying research methodology and argument. The journal is committed to the highest standards of peer review. Upon submitting the manuscript by the author(s), the manuscript will be assessed by the editorial board. (Please study carefully the Guide for Authors to expedite the submission of your manuscripts.) If it is accepted in the first stage, the manuscript will then be forwarded for peer review. Upon receipt of the manuscript, the corresponding author is notified and will receive the number under which the manuscript has been registered, as well as the name and email address of the scientific editor who will handle it. From this point onwards, authors should communicate with the editor-in-chief only about the progress of the reviewing process. The manuscript will be sent to at least two referees and a reply may be expected at the earliest six weeks after submission. Manuscripts can be accepted, with minor or major revision, or rejected. If the decision is ‘revision’, the authors are requested to take into consideration, the remarks of the referees and editors. A second reviewing process will follow. Upon formal acceptance, the authors provide a final version of the manuscript in the requested file formats (text as Word document) for publication. One galley proof will be sent as a PDF file to the corresponding author for approval. This proof-read version must be carefully corrected and sent back within the appropriate time stated to the author.