All submitted papers are subject to
strict peer-review process by at least two international
reviewers that are experts in the area of the particular
The factors that are taken into account
in review are relevance, soundness, significance,
originality, readability and language.
The possible decisions include acceptance,
acceptance with revisions, or rejection.
If authors are encouraged to revise and
resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the
revised submission will be accepted.
Rejected articles will not be re-reviewed.
Articles may be rejected without review
if they are obviously not suitable for publication.
The paper acceptance is constrained by
such legal requirements as shall then be in force
regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.
The staff must not disclose any
information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other
than the corresponding author, reviewers, other
editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Reviews should be conducted objectively.
Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate.
Referees should express their views clearly with
Peer-review assists the publisher in
making editorial decisions may also assist the author in
improving the paper.
Manuscripts received for review are
treated as confidential documents and are reviewed by
A reviewer should also call to the
publisher's attention any substantial similarity or
overlap between the manuscript under consideration and
any other published paper of which they have personal
Authors of contributions and studies
research should present an accurate account of the work
performed as well as an objective discussion of its
A paper should contain sufficient detail
and references to permit others to replicate the work.
Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute
unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
The authors should ensure that they have
written entirely original works, and if the authors have
used the work and/or words of others that this has been
appropriately cited or quoted.
Submitting the same manuscript to more
than one publication concurrently constitutes unethical
publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
Authorship should be limited to those who
have made a significant contribution to the conception,
design, execution, or interpretation of the reported
All sources of financial support for the
project should be disclosed.