Evaluation Process

Evaluation Process

Articles sent to the Journal first pass through the general evaluation of the Managing Editors. Articles that cannot pass the first evaluation are rejected. At this stage, the rejection reasons may include that the article’s content is beyond the scope of the journal, that it does not comply with the ethical considerations and/or principles of the Journal, that it does not follow the author guidelines, that it is not qualified to be published, etc. .

Articles that pass the first phase, are assigned to an Associate Editor to have a detailed assessment. At this stage, the rejection reasons may include that the article’s content is beyond the scope of the journal, that it does not comply with the ethical considerations and/or principles of the Journal, that it does not follow the author guidelines, that it is not qualified to be published, etc. .

Articles that pass from the assessment of the Associate Editors, are sent to two experts on the related topic for peer-review. In cases where referee reports are contradictory or are not found sufficient, a third referee is asked to review the work. The articles that are not considered sufficient by both reviewers are rejected.

Those articles that are evaluated as “review and re-submit”, will be sent to the same reviewers for re-evaluation when a corrected version is received. At this stage, the articles are rejected if they are not found sufficient by the reviewers.

Articles that passed from the peer-review process are sent to the Editorial Board for final decision.

Articles that are approved for publication by the Editorial Board are transferred to the Managing Editor for final assessment, correction, language editing, and determination of a publication date and issue. Articles written in English go through the English Editor review at this stage.