All submitted manuscripts will initially be checked by the Managing Editor to determine whether they follow the journal’s ethical policies, including those for human and animal experimentation, and whether they meet the standards of this journal. Manuscripts that do not satisfy this initial check will not proceed to the peer review stage and will be returned to the author(s). Manuscripts that are not properly prepared will be returned to the authors for revision and resubmission. After this initial check, the Managing Editor will consult the Editor-in-Chief or relevant Editors to determine if the manuscript fits the scope of the journal and whether it is scientifically sound. Once a manuscript passes this stage, it will be assigned to 2 (two) independent experts for peer review. 

As the standard of this journal, a double-blind review is applied whereby both the reviewer(s) and the author(s) remain anonymous. However, a single-blind review might be implemented, for example in the case of invited authors, where the identity of the reviewer(s) is kept hidden from the author(s). Peer review comments are confidential and will only be disclosed with a written agreement from the reviewer(s). Authors will be allowed to nominate potential peer reviewers and or to name scholars whom they prefer not to be invited as peer reviewers; objective and sound arguments should be provided. Selection of peer reviewers, however, is the sole discretion of this journal’s Editors.