2) Paper Selection and Publishing Process
a) Submission Acknowledgement
When you submit a manuscript, the editor or editorial assistant sends an e-mail confirmation to the submission’s author within one to two working days and a manuscript number will be mailed to the corresponding author. If you fail to receive this confirmation, please check your bulk email box or contact the editorial assistant.
b) Basic Review
The editor or editorial assistant determines whether the manuscript fits the journal’s focus and scope. Next, a check for the similarity rate is done using CrossCheck, powered by iThenticate. Any manuscripts out of the journal’s scope or containing plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, are rejected. Manuscripts out of the journal’s scope are rejected. Articles published fully or partly in other publications/websites are not reviewed or accepted.
c) Peer Review
We use a double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers’ and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The submitted manuscript will be reviewed by at least two experts: one editorial staff member as well as one to three external reviewers. The review process may take two to three weeks.
d) Decision is Made
The decision to accept an article is based on the average score given by reviewers. The reviewers grade a submitted manuscript on a scale of 1 to 5. To be accepted for publication, the manuscript must obtain an average score of not less than 2.5. If differences of opinion occur between reviewers, the editor or editorial assistant will weigh all comments and arrive at a balanced decision based on all comments, or the second round of peer review may be initiated.
e) Notification of the Result of Review
The result of the review will be sent to the corresponding author.
f) Submission is Accepted
If the submission is accepted, the authors revise the paper.