The aim of the review is to offer the editor’s office an expert opinion on the quality of the manuscript and offer feedback to the author.
The reviewer expresses their opinion on whether:
- the topic is a valuable contribution towards development in a research area
- the article is methodologically elaborate and terminologically clear
- the manuscript is logically structured
- style and formulations are understandable
In the final evaluation of the manuscript, the reviewer selects one of the options:
- strongly recommended for publication – accept the manuscript without changes
- recommended for publication with necessary changes – accept the manuscript with minor rewrites (suggestions for rewrites provided)
- recommended for publication with reprocessing and re-assessment – accept the manuscript with major rewrites (suggestions for rewrites provided)
- not recommended for publication – refuse the manuscript (explanation provided)
Editorial board has the exclusive right to have a final decision on publishing the manuscript, or suspend / exclude manuscript in any stage of the review process based on generally deductible reasons. However, the authors of manuscripts have no legal claim to the publication of their manuscripts at any stage of the review process.
More on journal publication principles here.
The editor’s office archives the reviews and article texts in individual steps of the review process for at least ten years.Form for review reports