Review Policy

Blind-review policies 

This journal employs double-blind review, which means that throughout the review process, the identities of both the reviewer and the author are kept confidential from each other.

Authors must make sure that their manuscripts are written in a way that conceals their identities in order to make this easier. In addition to eliminating names and affiliations from the paper's title, the following measures must be followed to guarantee that the document is properly prepared for double-blind peer review:

  • Use the third person to refer to work the Authors have previously undertaken, e.g. replace any phrases like “as we have shown before” with “… has been shown before [Anonymous, 2007]” .
  • Make sure figures do not contain any affiliation related identifier
  • Do not eliminate essential self-references or other references but limit self-references only to papers that are relevant for those reviewing the submitted paper.
  • Cite papers published by the Author in the text as follows:  ‘[Anonymous, 2007]’.
  • For blinding in the reference list:  ‘[Anonymous 2007] Details omitted for double-blind reviewing.’
  • Remove references to funding sources
  • Do not include acknowledgments
  • Remove any identifying information, including author names, from file names and ensure document properties are also anonymized.