All manuscripts submitted for publication are recorded, are assigned a manuscript identification number (RRRS-reference number-submission date) and undergo a pre-review assessment by the members of the editorial team.
Editors check the compliance of each manuscript with editorial requirements: whether the content fits the scope of the journal and is related to the subjects covered by the journal, whether the manuscript conforms to journal standards with respect to form, format and language and whether it meets the ethical and academic standards. At this stage, manuscripts can be rejected or accepted for peer review.
All accepted papers undergo a double-blind peer review, necessary for assessing the quality of scientific information, relevance to the field, appropriateness of academic writing style, compliance with the style and technical requirements of the journal, etc. Reviewers are selected from the national and international members of the editorial and scientific board, as well as from other scholarly or professional experts in the field. They assess the manuscripts they receive, commenting and making recommendations by filling in a Review Sheet and by following the guidelines in the general obligations for referees.
After reviewers have submitted their comments and recommendations within three weeks of receipt, editors check the manuscripts once again and synthesize the reviewers' reports. This process leads to acceptation in the present form, acceptation after minor changes, recommendation for major revision, or rejection of the assessed manuscripts.
Editors reserve the right to make minor editorial changes to the submitted manuscripts, including changes to grammar, punctuation and spelling, as well as article format, but no major alterations will be carried out without authorial approval. In this case, the proof of the manuscript adjusted by editors will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author before the article is published. Proofs should be checked carefully. Manuscript will be published after the final approval from the corresponding author.
If major revisions are necessary, the manuscript with the reviewers' and the editors' comments and recommendations is returned to the corresponding author so that she or he should make the proper changes. After the corresponding author has submitted the revised version, editors check once again the compliance with the reviewers' and the editors' queries.
The final editing process will lead to the final version of the manuscript. Manuscripts accepted for publication are included on the list of articles that are to be published in the following journal issues.