Peer Review Process

- The journal has double-blind review policy which means that identities of the authors are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa. Manuscripts are typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final.
-To facilitate the double blind review process, please include the following separately:

  • Title page (with author details): Including the title, authors' names, affiliations, acknowledgments and any Declaration of Interest statement, and a complete address for the corresponding author including an e-mail address should be sent in a separate MS Word file.
  • Anonymized manuscript (no author details): The main body of the paper (including the references, figures, tables and any acknowledgments) should not include any identifying information, such as the author's names or affiliations, the name of the Ethical committee. 

- Authors are welcome to suggest three suitable reviewers and/or request the exclusion of certain individuals when they submit their manuscripts.
- When suggesting reviewers, authors should make sure they are totally independent and not connected to the work in any way. It is strongly recommended to suggest a mix of reviewers from different countries and different institutions. When suggesting reviewers, the corresponding author must provide an institutional email address for each suggested reviewer. Please note that the journal may not use the suggestions, but suggestions are appreciated and may help facilitate the peer review process.