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The Review Process

Open Access Publishing – How Our Peer Review Process Works

Our open access publishing house strives to the highest standards of quality. That is why each submission that receives a positive decision from our editors undergoes a peer review process. The process ensures that the work submitted adheres to our standards of quality and covers a relevant topic.

Our reviewers are subject matter experts with extensive experience who have undergone a strict screening process. Your work will be assigned to two or more reviewers who specialize in your field. Their feedback is crucial in helping us decide whether your submission should be published, further adjusted, or rejected. Some of the submissions that are rejected by the reviewers will be invited for re-submission upon delivering major modifications.

Here is how the peer review process works:


Editorial review
Upon receiving your submission, our editors will evaluate it for its adherence to our scope and quality requirements. Every submission undergoes a similarity check using iThenticate software. We have strict policies against plagiarism. Therefore, submissions that show more than 20% similarity will be automatically rejected.


Assignment to a reviewer
If an editor makes a positive decision on your submission, it will be assigned to at least two reviewers. They are subject matter experts with extensive experience in your field.


Peer review
Your submission will be evaluated through a single- or double-blind review process. This means that the reviewers will not receive any information that will allow them to identify the author. Reviewers will assess your submission based purely on its merits. They will make the assessment based on the quality of work, its relevance and contribution to the field, and its adherence to our policies on plagiarism and ethics.


Your submission will either be accepted for publication pending minor revisions or rejected. Some authors will be invited to re-submit their work after completing major revisions.


Following a positive decision, you will be invited to adjust your manuscript according to the feedback provided by the reviewers.
When the manuscript is finalised, our editors format and prepare it for publication. Upon publication, it will be made available online immediately among all other published articles.

open access publishing

Open access publishing maximises the exposure of your work. Anyone with access to the internet will be able to read, download, and share your manuscript. Open access academic work gets mentioned online 10 times more than those accessed via a subscription. It is also cited, on average, 50% more than the work published with restrictive access.

Your work will be assigned a Creative Commons CC BY license, which gives you – the author – copyright retention.

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