Review Process

All papers and reports will be subjected to an anonymous double-blind peer-review process involving two independent specialists in the respective field. In case of major discrepancies between both reviews, a third review will be called for. The final decision whether to publish the manuscript or not is taken by the full editorial board, based on the article and the reviews.


As part of the submission process the author can provide the names of 2–4 possible reviewers. The recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below:

  1. a) The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission.
  2. b) The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors.
  3. c) The reviewer should not be a member of the same institution as any of the author(s).

You will also be asked to nominate peers who you do not wish to review your manuscript (opposed reviewers).


Please note that the editorial board and executive editor are not obliged to invite/reject any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.