PEER REVIEW PROCESS
PEER REVIEW PROCESS
All articles/chapters submitted to Bussecon International journals and books go through a peer-review process in our OSS system. To achieve the highest level of objectivity and copyright infringement in the examination process, the editors must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript and its author to anyone other than the corresponding author and reviewers. Based on the reports received from the Reviewers, the Editors have the right to accept or reject a manuscript for publication or to demand its modification. Two positive review reports are requested to start the copyediting process for an accepted paper. The final selection of articles for publication and the form of publication shall rest with the editors. Unpublished manuscripts must not be used for editors’ purposes and must be kept strictly confidential from third parties. Assigned editors will inform authors about the decision on their documents as promptly as possible.
Bussecon International realizes that predatory channels erode the trust in academic society and profoundly affects the outcomes of all research results and findings reported within scholarly journals and editorial reference books. BSCint® has taken on several measures to avoid such ethical problems:
• The Editor(s) in a book or journal is the only person responsible for the initial review of submitted research to verify that it meets the coverage of the book or journal and also to ensure that authors’ names and affiliations are removed from the paper before assigning it for review.
• All individuals invited to join an editorial advisory or review board must submit a copy of their CV/Resume for consideration. There must be a written email or letter by accepting the nomination and appointment to the board.
• All Editor(s) of books and journals must utilize the BSCint® online submission system to assign reviewers to manuscripts. The reviewers must submit all reviews through the system.
Double-Blind Peer Review
Once the editor initially evaluates an article manuscript to enter the double-blind peer review process, it will be anonymized and assigned to at least two reviewers via the BSCint® Online Submission System.
The assignment of reviewers is based on the reviewers’ areas of expertise.
Reviewers are given evaluation criteria and asked to provide comments to the author and may also provide
Reviewers evaluate a manuscript on:
- Originality and significance of contribution.
- Interest to the research community and practitioners.
- International relevance.
- Coverage of existing literature.
- Satisfactoriness of methodology, analysis, and comprehension.
- Clear, concise, and jargon-free writing.
- Organizational structure.
All comments and suggestions from the reviewer should be followed with supporting arguments. The reviewer obliges to keep all received manuscripts in strict confidentiality and must not use them for personal advantage. The appropriate acknowledgments of all sources of data within the manuscript should be certified by the reviewer. Any similarity to published papers or doubt to plagiarism must be immediately brought to the editor. A reviewer should inform the editor if having any professional issues, such as falling out of the manuscript’s subject from his/her scope of research, or lack of time to make the proper examination.
Once all reviews have been received, Editors will determine whether the manuscript is accepted, requires revision, or is rejected.
If the manuscript is accepted, the author will be provided with the formatting guidelines for final submission. Following the acceptance of the article by the editor, copyediting and proof editing stages are initiated. In this process, extra editing may be requested from the authors if it is necessary.
Note: The return of a manuscript to the author(s) for revision does not guarantee acceptance of the manuscript for publication