Editorial Freedom

Within European Publishing journals, the Editors-in-Chief have full authority over the entire editorial content of their journal and the timing of publication of that content. The Editors-in-Chief are supported by expert international editorial boards comprised of individuals with relevant research, academic and or policy expertise. Together they make decisions on the validity and integrity of the submitted manuscripts in light of the journal's aim and scope. The publisher is not involved in the manuscript decision making process.

Editorial Support

The Editors-in-Chief and Editorial boards of journals published by European Publishing are supported by trained editorial assistants. Upon recruitment to their position editors are provided with documentation to support their activities including on their code of conduct, on how to perform peer review, the confidentiality of information they may view, and how to handle suspected author misconduct.  

Provenance and peer review

All articles submitted to journals published by European Publishing undergo double blind peer review. Every original article is peer reviewed by a minimum of two external experts and one member of the editorial board of the . In all cases the manuscript is also reviewed by at one Editor-in-Chief. Letters to the Editor and Editorials are peer reviewed internally. All journal content is clearly marked as whether peer reviewed or not (internally vs. externally peer reviewed). All articles have a specific provenance and peer review tab (commissioned vs. non commissioned). 

Authors may suggest external reviewers that are qualified to peer review the manuscript, provided that they have not collaborated closely in the near past and that they are not from the same institution. Authors may also note peer reviewers who they would not prefer to review this paper. While the authors suggestions are taken into account, the Editorial Office reserves the right to handle double blind peer review at its discretion. Any manuscripts received for review will be treated as confidential documents.

External peer reviewers are requested to report on the ethical aspects of the manuscript they are allocated to review and are requested to report also on the novelty, the impact, the statistical analysis, references and potential conflicts of interest. A specific peer review form is provided with closed and open based questions so as to rate the manuscript and provide comments.