The review process

The review process

The editor is guided by the policy that all manuscripts are solely evaluated for their intellectual contribution. Editors, reviewers and the publisher must not disclose any information about a manuscript to any third party.

All submitted manuscripts go through by double-blind peer review, the authors do not know the reviewers and reviewers do not know the authors. Involvement of two or more experts in the reviewing process helps to maintain high standards of the BJES.

Reviewers are selected according to their expertise in the field. All papers are reviewed following the manuscript and reviewer’s guidelines. If the manuscript receives contradictory reviews, another expert is involved in the process.

Authors of the manuscript may be asked to do more than one revision of their paper.

The editors take the final decision whether to accept or reject the paper on the basis of the referees’ opinion.

Reviewing which is at least 4 weeks, it contains few steps.

First of all a manuscript can be accepted for consideration only if the same work has not been published or submitted for publishing elsewhere.

The second one is to make sure if the manuscript fits Aims and Scope of the Journal.

The next step is to verify that the paper is prepared according to the rules described in Author Guidelines.

Once this is done the manuscript is sent to an appropriate editor (referee) based on the subject of the manuscript. Editor (referee) reads the manuscript closely and provides the individual critiques in a form of a report which contains comments, remarks and recommendations.

The reviewer is asked to evaluate:

  • the originality of the manuscript and its international significance
  • the selection and analysis of the theories and the appropriate citing of the sources
  • the choice and application of research methods
  • the analysis of the results and relevant conclusions
  • language use and formatting of the paper

See the Review form.

The reviewer provides an objective analysis of the paper and formulates recommendations to the author(s) how to improve the quality of the paper. On the basis of the reviews, editors take the final decision whether to accept or reject the manuscript.

The editorial board sends the reports to author(s) by e-mail either with a final decision, or with a revision request, which in turn can be accepted or declined by the author(s). Once the editor (referee) is satisfied with a latest version, it can be accepted for publication by the editorial board.