Review procedure

Each registered and anonymised research paper is reviewed by two independent reviewers according to the double-blind review principle, i.e., both the identity of the reviewer and the author are concealed during the review process. Receiving two positive reviews is a condition for the paper to be accepted for further publication.
The reviewer cannot be related to the author in any way (be the author’s promoter, collaborator, etc.). Reviewers are required to adhere to the principles of publication ethics, by the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Detailed information is available under Publication Ethics.

In the double-blind review procedure, authors are required to submit (1) a title page containing the paper’s title, author’s details, including names, degrees, and titles, affiliations with postal addresses, e-mail addresses, authors’ ORCID numbers, the indication of the corresponding author with his/her telephone number; (2) the actual text in anonymised form, prepared to take into account the following rules:
- removal of authors’ names and affiliations,
- use of the third person when referring to earlier works by authors,
- indicating footnotes to earlier works of authors in anonymised form (e.g., Anonymous, 2009, p. 24)
- checking that figures, graphs, and tables do not contain any indication of the author’s person or affiliation,
- limiting references to previously prepared works only to the extent necessary for the proper conduct of the review process,
- in the bibliography, references to the author’s previous publication should be written as follows: (Anonymous, 2007) [Details omitted for the double-blind review procedure],
- removal of references to sources of funding,
- removal of acknowledgement information,
- removal of any other information identifying the authors.
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