A submitted paper undergoes first a plagiarism checker (Dupli Checker), then it is reviewed by the editors. This review is preliminary and if a text is accepted by the editors it is sent to two reviewers for double blind reviews.
The review must state one of the following:
- the paper may be accepted for publication as is;
- the paper may be accepted for publication but minor revisions are required;
- the paper needs major revisions;
- the paper should be rejected.
Peer review process :
Step 1: Manuscript Submission
Step 2: Basic Criteria and plagiarism checker
Step 3: First screening (Editor-in-Chief) paper either REJECTED (return manuscript) or ACCEPTED for peer review, if so
Step 4: Peer review 1 YES, Peer review 2 YES / Peer review 1 YES, Peer review 2 NO ---- Decison to be taken by Editor-in- Chief, if NO paper either REJECTED (return manuscript), if YES
Step 5: Editor-in-Chief autorises revision
Srep 6: Revision UNSATISFACTORY (return manuscript), if ACCEPTED for publication
Step 7: Meeting of the Editorial Board for launching the publication process
Step 8: Author fills and signs a copyright transfer agreement.
Step 9: Author receives an electronic article acceptance certificate.