Peer Review

All papers submitted are peer reviewed. The peer review adopts the system of double blind review, which preserves the identity of both the authors and of the reviewers. Upon evaluation of a manuscript, the Editorial Board and, only when necessary, ad hoc reviewers suggest modifications and recommend or not its publication. The decision of acceptance of an article for publication which will analyze the original version, the suggestions indicated by the reviewers and the changes submitted by the author.

Authors have three weeks to resubmit reviewed versions together with a letter to the editor reporting all changes made in the text, as well as justifying those not fulfilled. Authors will be notified of the decision of publishing or not their paper. Manuscripts not accepted may be resubmitted after substantial reformulation.

To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review for submission to this journal, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. This involves the authors, editors, and reviewers (who upload documents as part of their review) checking to see if the following steps have been taken with regard to the text and the file properties:

  1. The authors of the document have deleted their names from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name, article title, etc.
  2. With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file (see under File in Word), by clicking on the following, beginning with File on the main menu of the Microsoft application: File > Save As > Tools (or Options with a Mac) > Security > Remove personal information from file properties on save > Save.
  3. With PDFs, the authors' names should also be removed from Document Properties found under File on Adobe Acrobat's main menu.

All manuscripts will be reviewed by at least two reviewers usually from different countries.