Peer review procedure

The articles are assessed by specialized reviewers who are filling in a standard evaluation form in the process of reviewing. Their suggestions are sent to the author, in case the article requires modifications. Reviewers are unaware of who the authors are, and the authors do not know the identity of the reviewers, either (double blind review system).

The reviewers are encouraged to register, however they can be sent a secure link in an email invitation, which will allow them to access the review without logging in. The reviewers are asked to accept or decline the invitation to peer-review within 2 weeks from receipt, and to complete the evaluation within 4 weeks from acceptance.

The Subject editor might request a second round of evaluation, in case of major changes needed in the manuscript.