Peer-review process

The procedure of reviewing at the Virtual Economics

Each paper submitted to the VE is assessed by the Editor-in-Chief according to the criteria: 1) a sufficient contribution of the paper to knowledge; 2) its high potential to attract the interest of an international audience the text is sent to review. Each pre-selected paper is evaluated by at least two independent Reviewers. The double-blind review process is applied. It means that neither the Author(s) nor the Reviewers know identities of the other.

The detailed evaluation criteria are outlined in the Paper Reviewer Form

1. The significance of the paper
An important and well-defined research problem, unique research area, the impact of the research performed on the existing state of arts. Appraisal: a) Excellent b) Good c) Sufficient d) Poor e) Very poor

2. Research methodology
Quality of planning and conducting the research, criteria for selecting data, the theoretical framework of the paper, research methods and their correct selection and application. Appraisal: a) Excellent b) Good c) Sufficient d) Poor e) Very poor

3. The consistency of the paper
Clear layout, the cohesion between the main purpose, title and content of the paper, results coming from methods used in the paper. Appraisal: a) Excellent b) Good c) Sufficient d) Poor e) Very poor

4. Paper form
Clear and precise language, correct terminology, the accuracy of references, articles from reputable journals used in the paper. Appraisal: a) Excellent b) Good c) Sufficient d) Poor e) Very poor

5. Conclusions
a) Publication without amendment
b) Publication with minor adjustments
c) Important adjustments required to re-review
d) The rejection of the manuscript

Every year a list of Reviewers collaborating with the Editors of the Virtual Economics is shown on the website of Virtual Economics.