The Editor-in-Chief decides on the publication of each article submitted to the journal: publish, publish after revision, decline. He/she may consult the Associate Editor and/or members of the Editorial Board in reaching a decision.
Submitted manuscripts will be evaluated without regard to the author's race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. The decision to publish is based solely on the quality of the manuscript (e.g., relevance to the journal's field of study, originality, validity, clarity).
- Members of the Editorial Board and International Advisory Board may only publish if they are completely excluded from the evaluation process of submitted manuscripts. If a manuscript is submitted by the Editor-in-Chief, the decision on publication will be made by the Associate Editor alone, on the basis of the opinion of an external and independent reviewer.
- If the Editor-in-Chief considers that the submitted manuscript meets the basic requirements of the journal, he/she will forward the manuscript to an Associate Editor who will manage the peer review process.
- The Associate Editor will assign the manuscripts for double-blind peer review.
- The peer reviewers may but are not required to be members of the Editorial Board and International Advisory Board.
- The Editor-in-Chief, the Associate Editor and all editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, assigned reviewers, and other editorial advisors, as appropriate.
Avoidance of Conflicts of Interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a proposed manuscript must not be used in any way by the editors for their own research or publication purposes without the author's explicit written consent.