EAMR operates a peer-review process. This is a double-blind assessment with at least two independent reviewers, followed by a final acceptance/rejection decision by the Editor-in-Chief, or another academic editor approved by the Editor-in-Chief.
A summary of the editorial process is given in the flowchart below. The following provides notes on each step.
- Read the Aims & Scope to gain an overview if your manuscript is suitable for EAMR.
- Use the EAMR template to prepare your article.
- Use the EAMR Authors Guidelines to write your article.
- Make sure that the questions about ethic code, copyright, research ethics, writing requirements, figure formats, data and format the references have been appropriately considered.
- Submit the article at this link. To submit your article, register and log in to submission website.
Pre-check – Submission Queue
After the author submission, this check is initially carried out by the Editorial Office Center to assess:
- Suitability of the manuscript to the journal.
- Qualification and background of authors.
- Reject poor manuscripts.
All submitted manuscripts received by the Editorial Office Center will be checked by Editor in Chief to determine whether they are properly prepared and whether they follow the ethical policies of the journal. Manuscripts that do not fit the journal’s ethics policy or do not meet the standards of the journal will be rejected before peer-review. Manuscripts that are not properly prepared will be returned to the authors for revision and resubmission. Reject decisions at this stage will be verified by Editor in Chief.
Once a manuscript passes the initial checks, it will be assigned to at least two independent experts for peer-review, who don’t have potential conflicts of interests. A double-blind review is applied. Peer review comments are confidential and will only be disclosed with the express agreement of the reviewer.
In the regular submissions, associate editors will invite experts. These experts may also include Editorial Team members and Guest Editors of the journal. Potential reviewers suggested by the authors may also be considered.
Decision and Revision
All the articles published in EAMR go through the peer-review process and receive at least two reviews. The Editor in Chief will communicate the decision of the Associate Editor, which will be one of the following:
- Minor Revisions: The paper is in principle accepted after revision based on the reviewer’s comments. Authors are given 15 days for minor revisions.
- Major Revisions: The acceptance of the manuscript would depend on the revisions. The author needs to provide a response of the reviewer’s comments. Only one round of major revisions is allowed. Authors will be asked to resubmit the revised paper within a suitable time frame, and the revised version will be returned to the reviewer for further comments.
- Reject and Encourage Resubmission: If additional experiments are needed to support the conclusions, the manuscript will be rejected, and the authors will be encouraged to re-submit the paper once further experiments have been conducted.
- Reject: The article has serious flaws, and/or makes no original significant contribution. No offer of resubmission to the journal is provided.
All reviewer comments should be responded to in a point-by-point. Where the authors disagree with a reviewer, they must provide a clear response.
Authors may appeal a rejection by sending an e-mail to the Editorial Office Center of the journal. The appeal must provide a detailed justification, including point-by-point responses to the reviewers’ and/or Editor’s comments.
Editor in Chief of the journal will forward the manuscript and related information to the Associate Editor or Editorial Board member. Who being consulted will be asked to give an advisory recommendation on the manuscript and may recommend acceptance, further peer-review, or uphold the original rejection decision.
Editing, Production and Publication
Once the manuscript has been accepted, it will undergo to the follow steps:
- Layout of formatted
- English editing
- Final corrections
- Proofread galleys
After this final review, the article is finally publicated on the www.eamr-accid.eu.