Review Process

2018-02-08

Each paper which is proposed for publication in the journal receives a double-blind review, which means that the identities of reviewers and authors are concealed from each other throughout the entire review process. Each paper is reviewed by at least two reviewers from the relevant scientific or expert field. In case of conflicting reviewer comments, the opinion of a third reviewer will be sought at a later date.

Each manuscript which was submitted for review is considered a confidential document. The received materials may not be used by the reviewer for his own research without the express written consent of the author. Confidential information or ideas obtained through the review process must remain confidential and may not be used for other papers or research.

Opinions and suggestions of reviewers are sent to the author and brought to his attention for possible editing in the shape of a Review Form which gives instructions on the categorization of manuscripts, clear evaluation of the work and suggestions for possible changes.

 

Manuscript classification

The category of a paper is determined by reviewers during the review process. In case of disagreement over the classification of the paper, the final decision is made by the editorial board.

A manuscript can be categorized as follows:

1. Original scientific paper

An original scientific paper contains unpublished and new results of original research. It makes a significant contribution to a particular scientific issue or its understanding and describes new research results within a particular field; it is written in such a way that, on the basis of the given information, the research can be repeated and the described results can be achieved with equal accuracy or within the limits of the error stated by the author. As a rule, it is organized according to the IMRAD scheme (from English: Introduction, Methods, Results, Analysis and Discussion). The difference between a scientific and expert paper is in the originality of research, discussion and conclusions obtained by proven scientific methods.

2. Overview scientific paper

An overview scientific paper is a complete overview of an issue or area of ​​research based on papers which have been already published, but contains original analyses, syntheses or suggestions for further research. It has a more extensive introduction and discussion in relation to the original scientific paper.

3. Expert paper

An expert paper deals with certain issues that occur in a particular profession. It gives expert instructions and suggestions on how to solve a problem (technique, technology, methodology).

4. Research note

It is used for papers whose structure does not correspond to any of the aforementioned categories and it contains original analyses, syntheses or suggestions for further research on a particular topic.

5. Presentation from a scientific conference