Acceptance decisions on manuscripts can be taken by the Editor-in-Chief after double blind peer review once a minimum of two review reports have been received. When making a decision, the Editor-in-Chief checks the following:
- The suitability of selected reviewers;
- Adequacy of reviewer comments and author response;
- Overall scientific quality of the paper.
The Editor-in-Chief can select from the following options: Accept in current form, accept with minor revisions, reject but encourage resubmission and ask author for revision and reject and decline resubmission,.
Reviewers make recommendations, and the Editors-in-Chief is free to disagree with their views. If s/he do so, s/he should justify the decision for the benefit of the authors and reviewers. In some cases, the Editor-in-Chief could support a decision of manuscript acceptance despite a reviewer recommendation to reject.
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