PEER REVIEW PROCESS
After receiving the article, the Editorial Board makes its initial assessment taking into account criteria such as: compliance of the subject with the scope of the journal, description of the methodology and results, references, layout, volume and technical elaboration of the text. After the initial acceptance, all articles prepared for publication in the journal are reviewed by two Reviewers appointed by the Editorial Board.
- The Reviewers are chosen from among recognized scientists and academics familiar with the thematic field of the paper, who are not in a conflict of interest with the Authors. Reviewers and Authors of the article do not know their identities (the double-blind review).
The review is in writing (download the review from) and ends with a clear conclusion as to the admission of the article to publication or its rejection. If both reviews are positve, their content is sent to the Author with a request to make appropriate corrections. If the Author disagrees with the comments of the reviewers, he/she is asked to clarify his/her opinion in a separate letter.
In case of divergent opinions of both Reviewers as to the admission of the article, the final decision is taken by the Editorial Board (it may consult the third Reviewer beforehand). The Authors receive information about the publication of the article or its rejection and the content of the reviews, regardless of whether the reviews are positive or negative. In the case of a rejected article, there is no possibility of its further improvement and re-submission.
- The list of Reviewers is published yearly in the last issue of the journal and on the journal's websites Reviewers.
- Acta Scietiarum Polonorum Architectura follows ethical standards in scientific publications according to Comitee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines. Our Publication Ethics Policy is available here .