Peer Review

  1. The author submits the article online or by email to
  2. The editor-in-chief assessed the required section, stylizations, originality, and that the paper is appropriate for the journal style.
  3. If the editor-in-chief rejects the article, the author will be announced, and the process will stop here.
  4. If the article is accepted, the editor-in-chief sends it, without author details, to the editor to initiate the peer review process.
  5. The editor sent invitations to the reviewers.
  6. The reviewers accept or decline, considering their expertise, conflicts, disponibility, and interest.
  7. If the number of reviewers is incomplete, the editor sends invitations until she finds two proper reviewers.
  8. The reviewers read the article several times. First, they will form a global impression of the paper. They can reject the work at this stage if there are serious problems. Then they complete a report with a recommendation to accept or reject it. This may include some revision requests.
  9. The editor evaluates the reviews and formulates a decision.
  10. Editor-in-chief communicates the decision to the author.
  11. If the article is accepted, the paper will be published in the following number of JES.
  12. If the article is accepted with some revisions, the author needs to resubmit a new version. The editor-in-chief will decide if the paper will be assessed again via reviewers (in this case, steps 5–10 will be reconsidered) or if it will be sent directly into production.
  13. If the article is rejected, the editor-in-chief will inform the author.