Editorial Policy

As Bastas Publications, we are dedicated to a quick and fair decision after an insightful and constructive feedback editorial process. We consider editorial autonomy as a vital point for our mission to publish highest quality scientific articles. For all our journals (https://www.bastas.co.uk/journals), editors have full control over the selection of the articles that will be published in our journals. All published articles, except editorials, are strictly peer reviewed.

All submitted manuscripts must comply with the following requirements:

  • Manuscripts must be within the aims and scope of the journal.
  • Manuscripts must not be previously published, in whole or part, or submitted to other journals for evaluation.
  • Manuscript is prepared according to publication ethics, and stylistic/bibliographic/language standards specified in author guidelines.
  • Manuscript must present an expert use of English language, free from language errors. Non-English speaking authors should use language editing services to have their manuscripts checked and edited by native speakers/language experts.
  • To ensure author diversity, a researcher is limited to co-publish at most three articles per year in a journal.

All submitted manuscripts are initially screened by the editor-in-chief and editorial office to make sure that the manuscript complies with all of the requirements cited above. At this stage, the manuscript may be returned to authors for adjustments or may be rejected without further evaluation.

Manuscripts that pass the initial screening are assigned a senior academic section editor, who is responsible for managing the rest of the editorial process. Section editors are selected based on their expertise in the subject area of the submission and their suitability. Section editor invites external peer reviewers to evaluate the originality and quality of the submission. We recommend all our reviewers to follow our reviewer guidelines. Depending on the reports of at least two expert reviewers, section editor provides final editorial acceptance decisions. In case of a conflict of interest, alternative section editors or peer reviewers must be assigned. For special issues, guest editors manage the editorial processes of the articles.

In cases where authors are not satisfied with the editorial process and/or the outcome, they may send the detailed description of their complaints or appeals to contact@bastas.co.uk. Any complaint or appeal will be thoroughly investigated according to COPE flowcharts and guidelines.

 

 

Updated on 19 November 2021