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, 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.

The following standards must be met by all manuscript submissions:

  • Manuscript must be relevant to the journal’s aims and scope.
  • Manuscript must be original work of authors. 
  • Manuscript must be produced in accordance with publishing ethics and author guidelines.
  • Manuscript must demonstrate good use of English.

All submitted manuscripts are initially screened by the editorial office and editor-in-chief to make sure that the manuscript complies with all the requirements cited above. At this stage, the manuscript may be returned to the authors for corrections or 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 the ethics@bastas.co.uk. Any complaint or appeal will be thoroughly investigated according to COPE flowcharts and guidelines.

 

Last updated on 15 February 2022