All manuscripts are subjected to pre-screening by the Editor-in-Chief and can be rejected at submission stage. The journal uses blind peer-review process: after passing the pre-screening stage the manuscripts are assigned to one of the section Editors and sent to at least two qualified outside experts, but the Editors themselves may also act as reviewers, if they are experts in the presented topic. At this stage, all manuscripts are checked by the anti-plagiarism system and can be rejected if plagiarism or auto-plagiarism is detected.
When the manuscript is accepted for publication, Authors are requested to sign an Open Access Agreement. The articles are generally available online in no more than three months after returning the corrected version and obtaining its final acceptance.
The entire process of submission, review and manuscript preparation is carried out electronically via Editorial Manager® system. All messages to the Editorial Office must be sent via Editorial Manager system. The author can also track the status of the manuscript using journal submission system.
Proofs will be e-mailed (as .pdf file) to the submitting Author. The corrections can be added as notes in .pdf file (available in the newest Adobe Reader) or as a text file with listed changes (in the track changes text file).