Peer Review and Publication Policy

Review Policy

  1. The manuscript is verified with respect to the scope of the journal. If the manuscript is out of the journal scope, it is rejected (desk reject) by the Editor-in-Chief without performing the complete review process.
  2. An administrative check is performed on the submitted material. Completeness is verified. All questions in the submission form must be answered and, eventually, properly documented. The manuscript must be readable and written in Englsh. If any of the above aspects is not satisfying the requirements, the manuscript is returned to authors for proper correction. Then, the complete review process is started.
  3. A manuscript submitted to regular issues is assigned by the Editor-in-Chief. Manuscripts submitted to special issues will be forwarded to the Guest Editors.
  4. The Editor-in-Chief (or the Guest Editor for a special issue) assigns the manuscript to at least 2 independent reviewers.
  5. The reviewers return their evaluation, recommendations, and suggestions for improving the manuscript.
  6. The Editor-in-Chief (or the Guest Editor for a special issue) makes a recommendation for acceptance, revision, or rejection to the Editor-in-Chief, on the basis of the received reviews and his/her personal assessment of the manuscript.
  7. The Editor-in-Chief takes the final decision about acceptance, revision, or rejection on the basis of the assessment and the reviewer reports.
  8. If the final decision for a manuscript is revise, the review process is repeated from step 2.

Note: Conference proceedings may have different peer review procedures involving, for example, Guest Editors, conference organizers or scientific committees. Authors contributing to these projects may receive full details of the peer review process on request from the editorial office.