THE REVIEW PROCESS
The review process of scientific articles submitted by authors for publication in The Scientific Journal of Cahul State University “Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu”: Social Sciences is approved by the University Senate.
The article submitted for publication follows double-blind review process organized in two stages of assessment:
- editors of the Editorial Board;
- two reviewers from home and/or abroad with competence in the field of research.
Manuscript assessment is carried out on an anonymous basis without identifying the author/authors.
Each paper will be reviewed by the publisher to determine whether the criteria described in the “Instructions for authors” and “Manuscripts template” proposed by the Editor of the Journal are met (see Instructions for author).
After this, the editorial form will be completed by the editorial board (you can see the form here).
At both stages of reviewing process the recommendations and comments of reviewers are made known to the author/authors in order to improve the quality of the publication.
The manuscript, rejected at the first stage of evaluation, is forwarded for repeated review to an expert in the field (professor, associate professor) from the Cahul State University “Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu”.
Only after acceptance of article at first stage, the manuscript can be sent for evaluation by two reviewers from home and/or abroad (professor, associate professor).
The manuscript can be:
- Accepted in its original form;
- Accepted with minor changes;
- Accepted with substantial changes;
The Article accepted by the reviewer on condition of making substantial changes can be re-evaluated by the same expert in the scientific field for compliance to recommendations, elimination of inadequacies and improvement of the quality of intellectual work of the author.
In the situation where there are major discrepancies between the opinions of reviewers at the second stage of the review process, the article is sent to a third reviewer.
The manuscript rejected at the second stage of the review process can be presented by the author repeatedly only after a fundamental transformation of the article.
The final decision on the publication of articles in the current issue of the journal shall be adopted under the advisory of the Editorial Board members and consideration of reviewers’ recommendations from both phases of the review process (you can see the evaluation form here).