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Peer Review Procedure

 

1. All papers submitted for publication to the RECENT Journal undergo a peer-review procedure.

2. The objective of peer review is to verify and endorse that all papers accepted for publication are of adequate scientific level and include original and significant contributions in their respective field.

3. The RECENT Journal provides Expert Peer-Review, including by members of the Scientific Panel as well as Editorial Board Peer-Review by the members of the Editorial Board, All members of the Scientific Panel and of the Technical Panel have PhDs, are members of the academic community and experts in their respective fields of activity.

4. The received papers undergo initial Editorial Board peer-review by the members of the Technical Panel of the RECENT Journal, conducted mainly by the scientific secretaries. Evaluation concerns with priority whether the paper matches the fields covered by the journal and meets its standards.

5. If the paper meets the requirements of the RECENT Journal, upon the recommendation of a scientific secretary of the Technical Panel, the paper is forwarded for expert peer-review to a member of the Scientific Panel of the journal or to an external expert, different from the one issuing the initial recommendation for publishing. At least one of the scientific reviewers of any paper published in the RECENT Journal has an academic title.

6. The scientific reviewers focus on certain aspects, verifying if:

- the paper is original and up-to-date;
- the paper meets the requirements of the journal (as to structure, form, contents, scientific relevance);
- the paper makes a significant (theoretical and/or practical) scientific contribution in its field;
- the results are clearly presented and endorsed by conclusions;
- the bibliographic references are relevant and recent;
- ethical and moral norms are not breached.

 

7. Peer-review is conducted by means of a form made available o the reviewers. While ensuring the required confidentiality, filled in forms and recommendations of reviewers are conveyed to the editor in chief of the RECENT Journal. The forms are archived.

8. It is not the mission of scientific reviewers to correct the papers.

9. Peer review does not cover spelling and grammar.

10. The Technical Panel of the RECENT Journal informs the authors of papers about the recommendations and observation of the reviewers, while maintaining their anonymity.

11. The final decision of publication belongs to the editor in chief of the RECENT Journal, who assumes responsibility for accepting or rejecting a paper.


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