SUBMIT - Rules for the review process
Each paper received obtains the Protocol of Paper which documents all the steps and contacts made in the case. The Executive Board defines at least two reviewers who are asked to make their reviews. The reviewers have to be independent on the author and/or one another. The papers are sent to the reviewers anonymously.
In the case when the article is evidently out of the aim and scope of the Journal, embodies unquestioned and hardly corrigible failures concerning the formal aspects, language level or technical mistakes alternatively it is in contradiction with moral principles of the Journal (like racism, sexism, extreme nationalism etc.), the Executive Board can decide without reviews.
The review procedure continues until at least two independent reviews are at disposal. Following aspects are evaluated: links with the aim and scope, logic of the structure of the paper, originality of information, relation of the conclusions to the theoretical and empirical findings, optimum form and size, adequacy of figures and tables, relevance of references, level of language. The recommendations of reviewers as well as the decision of the Executive Board can be as follow: to publish in the existing form, to publish with minor changes, to publish after reworking, not to publish.
Following reaction of authors is expected: to agree with the conclusions of reviewers and improve the paper if necessary, to disagree and explain their standpoints, to draw the paper down.
The final decision of the Executive Board is definitive.