Guidelines for Reviewers

The quality of a scientific journal is directly reflected in the quality of its reviewers. We greatly appreciate the time and effort that the reviewers devote to the review process.

Contributions that are sent to our journal must undergo a double-blind review process to guarantee their soundness, quality, originality and other qualitative characteristics. Each submission is reviewed by at least two reviewers. Performing a review involves the following:

Request a review

Each reviewer that has been addressed has the option to reject the review request (due to time, topic, or conflict of interest). A reviewer decides whether or not to accept a review based on the manuscript's title, abstract, and keywords. The reviewer has 7 days to decide whether to accept or reject the review request. Before the end of this deadline, the reviewer will be notified of the impending decision. The reviewer has the option to request an extension of this period. Upon expiry of the deadline, the request for review is automatically withdrawn. If the reviewers decide to complete the review, they have the option to choose a date by which they will do so (up to 14 days). If the reviewers carries out a review within 2 week, they are entitled to a discount voucher of 40 EUR (1100 CZK) for the future submission (APC). The discount voucher is valid for 2 years.

The manuscript should be original and contain only results that have not been published yet. If a part of the manuscript contain text from another source, it must contain a suitable quote.

If the reviewer discovers any ethical issues with the manuscript (plagiarism, fraud), they are asked to contacts the editor and specify the problem.

In the event of a subsequent conflict of interest, the reviewer is also asked to contact the editor.

Reviews are submitted to the authors as they were prepared. There are no corrections or adjustments made by the editor, so reviewers are asked for factual comments using the appropriate language.