Reviewing procedure

The reviewing procedure is consistent with the recommendations of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education: "Basic principles of journal reviewing procedure".
  1. All submitted manuscripts are subjected to the formal assessment and preliminary evaluation by the Editors. Manuscripts outside of the journal's scope and incompatible with guidelines for authors are returned to corresponding author.
  2. Editorial Office sends a preliminarily accepted by Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor paper to two referees who are experts on the subject concerned. The submitted manuscripts will not be sent to reviewers from the same centre as the authors and to persons who can be in conflict of interest with the authors.
  3. Reviewers must ensure: the independence of opinion, no conflict of interest and lack of personal and business relationships with the authors of the article. All reviews are confidential and anonymous. The reviewers may not use the content of the manuscript before its publication.
  4. The review is made in a written form with a clear conclusion on acceptance (with or without changes) or rejection of the submission. Each of the following listed items must be rated by a reviewer in the review form:
    • Consistence with the scope of the journal
    • Originality
    • Experimental design
    • Techniques sufficiently described to repeat the experiment
    • Presentation of the results
    • Discussion of the results
    • Conclusions adequately supported by the data presented
    • Statistical analysis
    • References
    • Clarity and organization
    • Grammar/Spelling
    • Overall importance/interest/significance
  5. Reviewers' positive recommendation is necessary for the paper to be published.
  6. If reviewer recommends manuscript for correction and revision the authors should refer to reviewer's comments, and return the revised manuscript in 14 days.
  7. If one review is positive and the other negative, the author is asked to revise the text and then it will be passed for a new reviewing procedure.
  8. The Editors makes a final decision on the basis of the reviews of and the final version of the manuscript.
  9. The list of Reviewers is published once a year at journal website.
  10. The average processing time for manuscripts (from submission, through the review process, to publication) is approximately 4 weeks.
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