Manuscript Review Process
A manuscript whose content is appropriate and within the scope of the COMPOS will be anonymously peer reviewed. Each article is reviewed by two blind reviewers from an internationally recognized pool of reviewers. For the purpose of blind refereeing submissions should consist of a cover page and separate manuscript document. The cover page should include the manuscript title, author(s), affiliation, each author’s contact information and e-mail address. The title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the manuscript. The title should also be included on the top of the manuscript. It should be centered and capitalized. It is important that authors’ names do not appear anywhere other than on the cover file. The manuscript must not have appeared in any other published form and must not be under consideration for publication. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for any material used in the manuscript.
Our reviewers follow strict publication guidelines.
Information regarding manuscripts submitted by authors will be kept confidential.
Acknowledgement of sources
Manuscript reviewers shall ensure that authors have acknowledged and citied all sources and references of data used in the research. Any kind of similarity or overlap between the manuscripts under consideration or with any other published paper of which reviewer has personal knowledge will be immediately brought to the editorial board.
Standards of objectivity
Review of submitted manuscripts will be done objectively and the reviewers shall express their views clearly with supporting arguments. Evaluation of manuscripts will be done without regard to the nature of the authors or the host institution including race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
Contribution to editorial decisions
Peer-review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper. Peer-review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication, and lies at the heart of the scientific method.
Conflict of interest
External peer reviewers should disclose to editors any conflicts of interest that could bias their opinions of the manuscript, and they should disqualify themselves from reviewing specific manuscripts if they believe it appropriate. The editors must be made aware of reviewers’ conflicts of interest to interpret the reviews and judge for themselves whether the reviewer should be disqualified. Reviewers should not use knowledge of the work, before its publication, to further their own interests.