Manuscript Evaluation Process

  • Each submission is checked by the Editor-in-Chief for compliance with the profile of the journal and technical accuracy.
  • After the initial assessment, the submission may be handled by the Editor-in-Chief or one of the founding editors.
  • All submitted articles are subject to the double-blind peer review. For the substantive evaluation of each submission, at least two independent reviewers are assigned.
  • Each reviewer independently makes one of four decisions:
    • Accept
    • Minor revision
    • Major revision
    • Reject
  • The written review contains a clear referee's evaluation of the contributions and quality of the submitted manuscript.
  • Corrected manuscripts are to be reviewed once again.
  • The final decision on whether the manuscript is rejected, revised, or accepted is made by Editor-in-Chief.
  • The author is informed about each decision (rejection, request to revise, or acceptance) on an ongoing basis via e-mail.