General Review Process in IJOST
All papers submitted to the Journal will be subjected to rigorous reviewing by a minimum of two reputable referees who are technically competent to evaluate the subject matter. Upon the acceptance of the contribution for publication it is possible that papers may be subject to minor editorial amendments. However, authors are solely responsible for the originality and accuracy of the findings in their papers. Statements, results and findings published in the Journal are understood to be those of the authors, not those of the Editorial Board or the publisher.
- Peer Review / Responsibility for the Reviewers
As an editor or a reviewer you are requested to find out about the originality of the manuscript you are urged to review. Therefore, it is recommended that you also see the Author Guidelines and Polices page to see which points authors should take into consideration prior to submission of their papers for the publication.
Although reviewed articles are treated confidentially, reviewers’ judgments should be objective. Reviewers should have no conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders, and reviewers should point out relevant published work which is not yet cited.
- Editorial Responsibilities
Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article. Editors should have no conflict of interest with respect to articles they reject/accept, only accept a paper when reasonably certain, when errors are found, promote publication of correction or retraction, and preserve anonymity of reviewers.
The following figure represents the journals's editorial and publishing process.