Manuscripts can be submitted at any time; nevertheless, articles sent after March 1st of every year will be published in the next year’s volume.
First, the Editorial Committee reviews all manuscripts, checking for completion of all the instructions criteria. All manuscripts must comply with our ethical standards (based on COPE standards) and, at the end of the process, authors must sign a Statement of Originality and Authorization for Publication. If some criteria are not met, the author(s) will be duly informed.
After the initial revision, the Editorial Committee sends the manuscript to two independent, external peer reviewers, who evaluate the paper for academic quality. At least one reviewer will fill the reviewer’s form. Neither the author identity nor the other peer review identity is revealed to any of the peers, to fulfil the requirements of the double-blind peer-review procedure. Once reviewers submit their votes, the Editor chooses either to accept with adjustments, to accept fully, or to reject the manuscript.
The Journal’s Editorial Team notifies the author of its decision after a maximum period of six months from submission. Once the papers are accepted and corrections made, the articles are then sent to a Copy Editor to adjust them to the style of the Journal, although no changes are made to the research’s content.
Neither the submission, the review process, nor the publication generates any cost for the author.