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Peer-reviewing policy

We aim to adhere to the highest standards and this rule applies also to our peer-reviewing policy. Our reviewers are specialists within their fields of professional interests. Many of them are academic staff, including professors and post-doctoral researchers of Polish and foreign academic units, as well as researchers and experienced professionals.

We qualify papers for publication on the basis of positive feedback from the reviewers We might ask authors to correct their work according to the reviewers’ suggestions within a certain time-frame. Should that happen, authors will be required to consider any suggestions and reflect them in the final version of their paper bearing in mind the deadline set by the team responsible for publishing ICAR.

1. Linguistic correction

Before the review stage your paper is going to be corrected by professional proofreaders. It is an obligatory stage. We assume that most of our authors are not experienced in academic publishing and we want to make sure we made everything we could to improve it before peer-reviewing. The proofreaders prepare a Track-changes version which you will receive and you will be asked to change the paper accordingly within a given deadline.

2. Review

Your paper is going to be reviewed by at least two of our reviewers. The reviewing process is double-blind, which means that you will not know who reviews your paper and the reviewers will not know your identity.

They are required to fill a form in which they include: their opinion on whether they recommend the paper to be published or not together with their reasons, general comments, minor corrections, if any, and feedback on how to improve the paper. We send you their feedback and set a deadline for implementing the changes.

There are two stages of review:
Major review – first review
Minor review – second and last review

After correcting the paper according to all the reviewers’ comments it is sent to them for final acceptation for publication.

We prepared an instruction explaining in detail the reviewing process and how to correctly edit the document. Please read carefully ALL THE REQIREMENTS for implementing changes to the text.

Files to download:

Instruction – How to response to reviews Dear Author, this is an obligatory reading for you!

Reviewer form and declaration doc – Major review

Review form and declaration pdf – Major review

Review-form-Minor-Review pdf

Review-form-Minor-Review doc

Review-form-Final-Assessment pdf

Review-form-Final-Assessment doc