Peer-Review Process

  1. All manuscripts will be subject to editorial review and double blind peer reviews.
  2. Papers that do not meet the criteria for inclusion or are otherwise inappropriate will be rejected without external review.
  3. Typically, two experts review each paper, however they may be subjected to more advanced scrutiny if more specialised advice is needed in regards to statistics or techniques.
  4. Based on the reviewer’s comments, the editors will then accept or reject the papers with the following conditions:
    1. Accept and publish, with or without editorial revisions,
    2. Invite the authors to revise their manuscript and address specific concerns,
    3. Reject the article outright, typically on grounds of lack of originality, insufficient conceptual advancements or major technical and/or interpretational problems.
  5. Any changes made to the original manuscript will be clearly stated for the authors to review.
  6. The authors should carefully examine sentence structure, the completeness and accuracy of the text, references, tables, and graphic contents of the revised manuscript.
  7. The Editor-in-Chief will have the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of manuscripts.
  8. The Editorial Board reserves the right to edit articles on all aspects of style, format, and clarity. Manuscripts with excessive errors in any aspect, i.e. spelling or punctuation, will be returned to authors for revision before resubmission or may be rejected entirely.